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Welder docked for allegedly obtaining N2.5m under false pretence


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A 42-year old man, Sulaimon Bankole, was on Monday docked in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly obtaining N2.5 million under false pretence. 

Bankole who resides at Otta in Ogun, is being charged with obtaining by false pretence and stealing by conversion.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

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The Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Bassey, told the court that Bankole committed the offence sometime in January 2023 at Silver Crescent, Mende Maryland, Lagos.

Bassey said that the defendant collected N2.5milion from the complainant, Abu Usman with the pretext of completing a telecom mast contract.

The prosecutor said that Usman paid the money on behalf of his company, AAY Engineering Limited through his GTBank Account.

”The defendant was initially paid part of money to commence the job. He requested for another N2.5million to complete it.

”The defendant stopped taking the complainant’s call after receiving the last payment of N2.5million.

”He converted the money into his personal use. He also refused to complete the job,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 287 and 314 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs M.O Tanimola , admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum l

She said that the sureties must provide proof of tax payments and verification.

She adjourned the case until May 21 for trial.



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