Two staff of YSR Restricted, a producing firm in Badagry, Lagos State – Adebayo Alabi and Kayode Timothy – have been introduced earlier than an Igbosere Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom for allegedly defrauding some prospects of the agency to the tune of N11m.
The defendants have been arraigned on three counts of stealing and forgery earlier than a Justice of the Peace, Mr. B.A. Sonuga.
The police mentioned the defendants had introduced themselves as house owners of the agency to their unsuspecting victims and promised to assist them mildew some machines.
Alabi, forty, and 30-yr-previous Timothy had been mentioned to have collected the sum from the purchasers someday in October 2016 and reportedly assured them of getting the machines quickly.
We learnt that the complainants petitioned the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, when the defendants couldn’t produce the machines or refund the sum.
They had been apprehended and subsequently dropped at the courtroom by a police prosecutor, Sergeant O. Harmless.
Harmless informed the court docket that the offences have been punishable below sections 278, 312 and 409 of the Felony Legislation of Lagos State, 2011.
The costs learn partially, “That you just, Adebayo Alabi and Kayode Timoth, someday in October 2016, at YSR Restricted, Badagry, Lagos, within the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire with one another to commit felony, to wit: acquiring cash by false pretences.
“That you just, on the identical date, time and place, within the aforementioned magisterial district, did current yourselves because the house owners of YSR Restricted, which you recognize to be false, and obtained the sum of N11m from clients of YSR firm, thereby committing an offence punishable underneath Part 278 (1) (9) of the Felony Regulation of Lagos State, 2011.”
The accused pleaded not responsible and elected abstract trial.
The Justice of the Peace, Sonuga, granted them bail within the sum of N500,000 with two sureties every in like sum.
Sonuga requested the prosecutor to confirm the sureties’ residential addresses and proof of tax fee to the Lagos State Authorities.
The case was adjourned until January 31, 2017.
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