Man arraigned over alleged N5m rice fraud


A 42-year-old man, Musa Akinronbi, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan over alleged N5 million rice fraud.
Akinronbi, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining under false pretences and stealing.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
The Prosecutor, Insp Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 9 in the Monatan area of Ibadan.

Adegbite said that the defendant collected the money from the complainant, Mrs Jimoh Adenike, to sell 56 bags of rice to her, but failed to do so.
He said that all efforts made by the complainant to retrieve the money proved abortive.
According to him, the offences contravene Sections 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2000.

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The Magistrate, Mrs Oluwabusayo Osho, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1 million, with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till July 10 for mention.

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