18th January, 2016
A 38-year-old son of a senior legal practitioner, Adeniyi Oriade, has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ court where he was remanded in prison custody for his alleged involvement in fraud in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
Oriade allegedly defrauded Dozie Hogan to the tune of N100,000 under the false pretence of securing an accommodation for him.
The incident happened at Oriade street in Oke Afa area of Ejigbo where Adeniyi Oriade reside with his family.
Oriade who claimed that he was an agent collected the money and showed the victim an apartment but turned round and rented the apartment to another person.
According to Hogan, he paid the money to Oriade who promised to get him self-contained apartment last year.
He said after Dozie collected the money, he bolted away.
He neither provided any accommodation nor refunded the money to Hogan.
The matter was reported to the police at Ejigbo division and Oriade was arrested and taken to the station.
At the station, he admitted collecting the money and informed the police that he spent the money during the Christmas celebration.
Oriade was charged to court with obtaining under false pretence under the Criminal Code.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Adedayo granted Oriade bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
Oriade was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 24 February, 2016.