Prince docked over N35.5million fraud

An Owo Prince, Toluwalade Olateru- Olagbegi  has been arraigned before the Federal   High Court  sitting in Ibadan Oyo state capital on one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N35,500,000:00

Penpushing reports that, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Command arraigned the accused who  resides at Bodija, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, before Justice Uche Agomoh, and was alleged to have  collected the sum from the complainant on the pretext of trading in forex.

“That you, Toluwalade John Olateru-Olagbegi on or about 4th of March, 2021, at Ibadan within the Ibadan Judicial Division of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Thirty Five Million and Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N35,500,000:00) only from Julius Olorunsogo Alase (a Nigeria Businessman) on behalf of Lusan Royal Trading by false pretending it was part payment of cost of an inflow of One Million United States of America’ Dollars (USD $1,000,000:00)only you claimed to have secured for him; which representations you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006”, the charge reads.

Penpushing further reports that, the Head  Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC),Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said, the defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charge was read to him.

Meanwhile, Justice Agomoh thereafter ordered the remand of the defendant in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Agodi and adjourned  the case till October 25, 2021  for hearing of the bail application and November 15, 2021 for commencement of trial.

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