3 fake herbalists docked for 419 fraud


Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta

Three fake herbalists were on Tuesday docked at the Isabo Magistrate court, Abeokuta, Ogun state, western Nigeria for fraudulently obtaining N4 million from a man identified as Sulaiman Omosowon.

The accussed were slammed with two count charge of conspiracy and fraud.

They pleaded not guilty of the charge.

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The accused were identified as Tajudeen Akanji, Yahya Adeyemi and Abdulahi Lateef.

The Prosecution Counsel, Sunday Eigbejiale told the court that the accused deceived people under the guise of helping them to double their money and then swindled their victims of their money.

According to the counsel,”…on August 6th, 2011, at Housing Estate, Olomore in Abeokuta, the three accussed did conspire together and committed felony to wit: Obtaining by false pretense.

While the matter was adjourned to 4 December for further hearing, the accused were granted bail by Magistrate M.A Akinyemi in the sum of N1million with two sureties in the like sum, who must be resident in Abeokuta.

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