A 44-year-old man, Tasiu Isah, has been arraigned before Chief Magistrate O.I. Raji of the Ogba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly defrauding one Nuhu Nasiru of the sum of N7m.
The defendant, who allegedly conspired with others at large to commit the offence on August 26, 2022, was arraigned on three counts of obtaining money under false pretences and breach of peace.
The charges read in part, “That you, Tasiu Isah, and others at large, on August 26, 2022, around 2.30pm at Obi Village, Muritala International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit: obtaining money under pretences.
“That you, Tasiu Isah, and others at large, on the same date, time and place, in the aforesaid magisterial district, did fraudulently trick and obtain the sum of N7m from one Alhaji Nuhu Gozawa Nasiru under the pretext of purchasing goods for him.”
The police prosecutor, Inspector Ajayi Emmanuel, said the offences were punishable under sections 411, 323 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N750, 000 with two sureties in like sum
The case was adjourned till January 27, 2023.