A 41-year-old man, Uhunamure Osahon, was on Tuesday June 8, arraigned before an Ogbeson Magistrates’ Court in Benin, for allegedly obtaining N1.8m under false pretence.
The defendant is being tried on a count-charge of obtaining goods under false pretence
The Prosecutor, Insp. Charity Asemota, told the court that Osahon committed the offence on May 25 at Aduwawa Area, Benin.
Asemota alleged that the defendant obtained N1.8 Million under false pretence of selling a parcel of land to the complainant, Mrs Ayuduble Izekor, knowing same to be false.
The Presecutor said the offence contravened Sections 419 of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11 Law of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Prince Mutairu Oare, admitted him to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two surety in like sum.
Oare said that one of the sureties must be a public servant and residence and place of work must be verified by the court registrar.
He adjourned the case until July 6 for further hearing.