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Court remands 2 over alleged issuance of dud cheque, fraud



An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, has remanded two men, Tanimola Ezekiel and Nofiu Ahmed, over alleged fraud worth N6 million and issuing of dud cheque.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. O. Ogunkanmi, who did not take their plea, remanded the defendants at Agodi Correctional facility.

Ogunkanmi said the remand was pending the outcome of the case file at the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till April 24, for mention.

The defendants, of Life Plus Foundation International, Basorun Ibadan, was charged on four-count of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence, stealing and issuing dud cheque.

The Prosecution Counsel, Cpl. Akeem Akinloye, told the court that defendants and others at large allegedly conspired to commit the offence.

Akinloye said the defendants on June 19, 2023, at Bashorun Area, lbadan, allegedly obtained N6 million fraudulently from Adedeji.
Fausat under the pretence of investing in her company.

”The defendant was alleged to have issued United Bank for Africa (UBA) cheque for N6 million with number 1020206085 to Adedeji which was dishonoured,” he said.

Akinloye said the offence was contrary to the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

He said the offence also contravened the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Cap Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2000

Adebisi Fatima Sogbade

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