May 28, 2024

Lagos police arrest man for obtaining 8 phones under false pretences

A 22-year-old man, Ismail Umaru, has been arrested for a allegedly obtaining eight phones under false pretences.

According to a report on Tuesday May 2, 2023, Umaru has appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

The defendant is standing trial before Magistrate L.J.K. Layeni on a four-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretences and stealing, the report unveiled.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Dr Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2022 at the Alaba Rago Market in Ojo.

He alleged that the defendant obtained eight mobile phones worth N320,000 from one Mr Addab Aminu under false pretences to help him to sell them within one week and remit the proceeds to him.

The prosecutor said that the defendant neither returned the phones nor remitted the proceeds.

The alleged offences contravene the provision of Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The court granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case until May 17 for trial.


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