A 40-year-old onions seller, Micheal Ojo, was on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 arraigned in an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly duping one Adebayo Adisa of N12 million.
The accused is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
The prosecutor, ASP Eshiet Eshiet told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 22, 2015 in Ijesha area of Lagos State.
He said that the accused and some others still at large, collected N12 million from Adisa, under the guise of purchasing a lorry load of onions for him from the North.
“The accused knew he was not going to purchase the onions, but to convert the money to his own use,’’ he said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mr W. B. Balogun granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of tax payment.
Balogun adjourned the case till Wednesday, February 3, 2016 for mention.