UNILAG student arrested over fraudulent acts

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A 32-year-old undergraduate, identified as John Udoka has appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos, for allegedly obtaining N2.6 million under false pretences.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) student is facing a five-count charge bordering on issuing a dud cheque, stealing and obtaining under false pretences.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, said that the offences were committed on Sept. 29, 2015 at the University of Lagos Campus, Akoka.
Adding that the student from the department of Marine Science had fraudulently obtained N2.6 million from Bolanle Ogundana under the pretence of supplying her 20 tonnes of sharp sand which he failed to do since 2015.
According to him, the accused issued a Guaranty Trust Bank dud cheque with No. 70304419 and had also gone to harass the complainant at her construction site.
The offences contravened sections 166, 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
He pleaded not guilty to the five-count charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs K.A. Ariyo, in her ruling admitted the accused to a bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She added that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused.
She adjourned the case till Feb. 15.

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