Customer defrauds trader the sum of N500,000 in LagosFebruary 4, 2019
Customer defrauds trader the sum of N500,000 in Lagos
Customer defrauds trader…One Mr. Akeem Afolabi has been detained in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for supposedly scamming a trader of N500,000.
Akeem Afolabi, the 25-year-old man was prosecuted on three observations of getting under false pretenses, looting and behave likely to instigate a breach of peace.
Mr. Michael Unah the police prosecutor proposed that the suspect, who was a patronizer of the trader, pretended to be a worshipper of the Power Ministry, a ministry situated in the Alagbado area of Lagos.
Michael informed the court that Afolabi got the money from the trader in segments, making people believe he was sent by the pastor of the ministry, who desired to utilize the money to assist the trader to bring a solution to his spiritual challenges via the offering of prayers.
He said the offenses breached sections 314, 280 (F) and 57 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, thus says the charges written against Mr. Akeem;
The charges read, “That you, Akeem Afolabi, on December 3, 2018, at Ijaiye bus stop, Ijaiye, Ojokoro, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, tricked one Rofiat Taofeek and collected the sum of N500,000 from her.
“That you, Akeem Afolabi, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal the sum of N500,000. That you, Akeem Afolabi, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of the peace by going to the shop of one Rofiat Taofeek on several occasions, deceived her and had been collecting money from her.”
Be that as it may, the suspect supplicated guilty to the charges.
Mr. A. A. Fashola the chief magistrate, gave orders that the accused to be detained in prison custody and postponed the case till February 20, 2019.