An Osogbo Magistrates’ court on Tuesday docked a septugenarian, Mr Adebayo Kareem, for allegedly using his son’s name, who is a military officer to defraud a man to the tune of N250,000.
The prosecutor , Inspt Adegoke Taiwo informed the court that the accused committed the offence sometime in 2014 at Ofatedo area in osogbo.
According to the prosecutor, the accused used the name of his son Madasiru, who is a military man serving in Benin, Edo state to received the sum of 250,000 from one Olawunmi, under the pretense of assisting his son to secure a military job, which turned out to be false.
The accused, who was arraigned on a two-count charge bothering on fraud and stealing, however, failed to refund the money.
The prosecutor explained that the offence committed by the accused was contrary to and punishable under section 419 and section 390(9) of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11, laws of osun state 2003.
The accused, therefore, pleaded not guilty to the two count charge preferred against him by the police.
His counsel, Okobe Najite, applied for his bail in the most liberal and affordable terms.
The magistrate, Mrs Awodele Olubukola granted the bail in the sum of 200,000 with one surety in like sum.
She, thereby, adjourned the case to Nov. 24 for hearing.