Fraud: 3 Money Doublers Docked


Three suspected money doublers were on Tuesday docked at the Isabo Magistrate’s Court,  Abeokuta, southwest Nigeria, for fraudulently obtaining N4 million from a man identified as Sulaimon Omosowon.

The accused were slammed with a two-count charge of conspiracy and fraud and they pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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 but ended up swindling  their  victim of their money.

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

“The accussed did fraudulently  obtain from  Mr Sulaiman Omosowon, the sum  of  N4 million under false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 419 of the criminal code of law of Ogun State 2006.”

The matter was later adjourned till 4 December, 2013 for further hearing while the accused were granted bail by Magistrate M.A.  Akinyemi in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in  like sum who must be resident in Abeokuta.

—Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

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