A couple, Oluboyo Temitope and his wife, Suliya, have been arraigned before an Ondo State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ore in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly involving in fraudulent practice.
They were arraigned on two counts of fraud and obtaining money under false pretence.
The couple were alleged to have committed the offence between January and August 2023, at Kajola at Araromi-Obu at the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Court.
According to the prosecution, the couple fraudulently obtained the sum of N6.47m from one Kazeem Mojirade Sarufat and Kazeem Morufat, with the pretence of supplying them kegs of palm oil which they failed to do, but allegedly converted the money to their private use.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Muyideen Yekini, told the court that the defendants conspired to commit a felony to obtain money under false pretence.
He said the offence contravened Sections 516, 419 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate, B.A. Ikusika, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N1m each with two sureties in like sum.
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