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Court Remands Pastor In Prison Over Alleged N.7m Fraud

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Updated April 27, 2017

An Osun Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Thursday, ordered for the remand of Pastor Onawale Adeniyi, 33, over an alleged fraud of .7 million Naira, pending perfection of bail.

The Prosecutor, Christian Olajide, told the court that the accused committed the offence sometime in 2016 at Asipa in Ipetumodu Magisterial District Sitting, in Ile-Ife.

Olajide said that the accused collected 794,000 Naira from one Kayode David Oyebode, under the false pretense of getting a visa for him to travel out.

According to him, the offence was contrary to section 383 (1) and punishable under sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The accused, however, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and stealing.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Tunde Babasola, pleaded the court to grant the accused bail in most Liberal terms, promising that he would not jump it and he would provide reliable sureties.

Magistrate Iyabo Salami subsequently granted the bail in the sum of 200,000 Niara with one surety in like sum.

Salami added that the surety must be gainfully employed and be one who has paid three years tax clearance certificate and that the address must be verified by the prosecution.

She, however, stated that the accused should be remanded in prison custody till the bail is perfected and therefore, adjourned the case till May 8, for hearing.