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The Police in Ogun on Monday arraigned a 45-year-old Rachael Adepoju and 42-year-old Egbeolu Moses in an Ota Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly collecting N1.5 million under false pretence from one Funmilola Adedeji.
The accused, whose addresses were unknown, are being tried on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Ebibomini Itaita, told the court that the accused committed the offences on September 4, 2015 at Sango-Ota.

Itaita said the accused conspired and collected N1.5 million under the pretence of helping the complainant to sell some goods and remit the money into his account, an agreement they failed to honour.

He said that the offence contravened Sections 383 and 419 of the Criminal Code, Vol.1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Funke Odubanjo, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N400, 000 each, with one surety in like sum.

She said the surety must be resident within the magisterial district and should be gainfully employed.

Odubanjo also directed that the surety should swear to an affidavit of means and produce one year tax clearance.

In addition, the surety must provide a reasonable means of identification and submit four passport photographs to the court.

The case was adjourned till Jan.20, for hearing.

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