The Police have arraigned a radio presenter, Adejoke Obisesan, 28, before an Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ court for alleged attempt to defraud a University of Ibadan Professor of N90,000.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ms. Obisesan, a female student and presenter at Osun State Unique FM, Ilesa, was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence on Tuesday.
The police prosecutor, Philip Amusan, told the court that Ms. Obisesan allegedly conspired with one other person now at large to defraud the complainant, Joel Adekanye of Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan .
According to the prosecution: ”Prof. Adekanye complained to the Oyo state Commissioner of police that his wife received a call from a cell phone with MTN number 08162125659 belonging to one Pastor Sunday Komolafe.”
“Komolafe, the caller, said their son -in-law who married their daughter Ayomide Adekanye was involved in a fatal motor- to -motorcycle accident and that the police needed N90,000 to free their in-law”
“The caller gave a GTBank account number of Obisesan”, the police prosecutor said.
Mr. Komolafe, who was Ms. Obisesan’s neighbour had told her someone wanted to send him money via GTB. Claiming not to have an account in the bank, Mr. Komolafe sought Ms. Obisesan’s help.
“Obisesan claimed to have innocently given Komolafe her account number with GTB, without an inkling that he wanted to use it to defraud,” Mr. Amusan told the court.
The police corporal said Mr. Komolafe had been at large since then.
He said the offence contravened section 516 and 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.II Laws of Oyo state 2000.
Ms. Obisesan, unaware she was wanted by the police, went to withdraw the money sent to her by a relative to buy the HND form at a GTB branch. She was picked up at the bank and then arraigned in court, said her counsel .
Barnabas Diala, her counsel, asked the court for her bail on liberal terms.
The Senior Magistrate, Patricia Adetuyibi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum .
She said the sureties must be residents of Ibadan.
Ms. Adetuyibi thereafter, adjourned the case till January 9, 2017 for further hearing.