Woman, 42, in court over alleged N1m fraud




A 42-year -old woman, Ganiyu Aniyat, on Wednesday, was hauled before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over alleged N1million fraud.

Ganiyu Aniyat, whose address was not provided, pleaded mot guilty to the two count charge of fraud and theft. preferred against her.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP John Idoko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2018 within the Osogbo metropolis.

Idoko said that Aniyat defrauded Tayo Oduntan of the sum of N1 million after she failed to supply him an agreed quantity of plantain flour.

He said the offence contravened sections 419 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Oladipupo Olatunbosun, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

Magistrate A. Adeyewa, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N400, 000 with one surety in the like sum.

Adeyewa said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, provide evidence of tax payments, and submit copies of their passport photographs and an affidavit to the court registrar.

The case was adjourned to Nov. 9 for hearing


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