Unemployed man dragged to court over alleged N5.5 million car fraud in Lagos

A 29-year-old unemployed man, identified as Bolanle Afeez, has been arraigned in court over an alleged N5.5 million car fraud.

The suspect appeared before the an Ikeja Magistrates’ court on Monday, September 12, 2022.

The police who charged the suspect to the court said, he resides at 3, Otunnibi St., Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos State.

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The Prosecution Counsel, Olusegun Oke, told the court that Afeez on July 2, at Agidingbi, Ikeja, visited the complainant, Adewale Awotunde, a car dealer and asked for a Hyundai Sonata car worth N5.5 million.

He alleged that the defendant pretended to have transferred the money by showing the complainant a debit alert of N5.5 million from his phone.

Oke said that the complainant did not receive the alert but they both thought there was network delay since the sender had been debited.

“The car documents were issued to the defendant and he left with the car,” Mr Oke said.

The prosecutor said that when the complainant went to the bank, he was told no money was sent to him.

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The prosecutor further said that the defendant was arrested while trying to sell the car to another man.

He said the offence contravenes the provisions of sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015, for which the defendant pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, M.C Ayinde, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until August 16 for mention.

(NAN)

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