3 arraigned for alleged N4m fraud

LAGOS — Two men and a woman were, yesterday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court in Lagos, for obtaining N4 million from one Mr Federick Akinsulire, with the pretext of selling a house situated at Block A, Plot 7, Diamond Estate along Isheri road, in Lagos, to him.

The defendants, Joy Thelma, 34; Gbolahan Shodipo, 40; and Taiwo Ogundare, 36, who claimed to be estate agents are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Stephen Molo, “the trio, who reside in Ikotun area of Lagos, committed the offences on January 10.”

The prosecutor told the court that they conspired to defraud Akinsulire, who is the Managing Director of Freehide Facility Management Company, of N4 million.

However, the Magistrate, Mrs F. O. Aigbokaevo granted them bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties each in like sum and adjourned the case to April 24, for mention.

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