A 48-year-old man, Wale Akintola, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, for allegedly collecting N2.1million under false pretence.
Akintola, who lives at No. 16 Jaiyeola St., Iyana-Ilogbo, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretence.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the offences were committed on Feb. 21, 2015 at about 9.00 a. m., at Sona area, Ijako-Ota, Ogun.
Gbesi said that the defendant collected N2.1 million from one Odofin Oladimeji, to construct wall robes and kitchen cabinets in the complainant’s building, which he failed to do.
Gbesi said that the offences contravened Sections 249 and 421 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr S.O. Banwo, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N 450, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Sept. 11 for hearing. (NAN)