Osun Estate Agent Remanded In Prison Over N1.1m Fraud

An Osun state Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo the state capital on Tuesday ordered the remand on a 49 year-old man Oyediran Mufutau Salami for allegedly falsefully obtain the sum of N1,100,000 with the pretence to present a plot of land

The land speculator who is facing three count charges of obtaining money by false, cheating and converting the compliant money to his own use pleaded not guilty to the allegations preferred against him

The accused person was said to have committed the offense on September 19, 2020 at Uniosun Road, Oke Baale Osogbo, the state capital.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Rasaq told the court that the accused person did obtain the sum of N1,100,000.00 from one Amusat Abdulrafiu with a pretence to secure him a plot of land and known fully that his presentation was false.

He disclosed that the accused person did cheat and converted the sum of N1,100,000 obtained from the compliant to his own use.

Olayiwola noted that the offence committed by the accused person contrary to and punishable under section 419, 421 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun 2002.

Defence Counsel, Okobe Najite made an oral application for the bail of the accused person in most liberal term.

In her ruling, Magistrate Modupe Awodele ordered the remand of Salami in correctional facility.

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till December 21, 2020 for ruling on bail.


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