23rd September, 2016
The police in Ota, Ogun on Friday arraigned a man, who allegedly defrauded a woman of N500,000 in the guise of helping her to solve spiritual problems.
Forty-five-year-old John Ifedole, who lives at 18, Adeyemi St., Osi, Ota, appeared before Senior Magistrate S.O. Banwo on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences.
He, however, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Sgt.Chudu Gbesi submitted that the accused defrauded Mrs. Mojisola Olagunju from January 2015 to February 2016 at Osu, Ota.
He said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 390(9) and 419 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The court granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned till Oct.10 for substantive hearing.