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Saturday 29 August 2015

200 people defrauded for MTN job

A 32-year-old agent, Ayomide Adewale, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos on charges of stealing and fraudulent act.

Adewale was alleged to have conspired with others, now at large, to obtain  N627,000 from 200 people.

The victims are: Sikiru Ahmed, Daniel Olufunmilayo and Bola Esuola. Others have not been listed.

Adewale was said to have fraudulently obtained the money with the pretence to secure job from MTN office for them at No 40 and 42 Aborishade Street, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos.

Prosecuting Inspector Cousin Adams told the court that the accused committed the offence with others still at large on August 7 at Lawanson,  Surulere, Lagos.
“Adewale posed as a job agent and lure job seekers to pay to him N627, 000 with the promise to help them to secure jobs at a mobile telecoms company, MTN.

“He collected money from several people including Sikiru Ahmed, Daniel Oluwafunmilayo and Bola Esuola,” Adams said.

Adams said the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

He pleaded innocence.

Magistrate H.O. Omisore admitted the defendant to N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Omisore adjourned till November 9.

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