An Ebute-metta Chief Magistrate Court has sent a man, Sulaimon Aminu to Kirikiri prison for allegedly defrauding the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Olufunmilayo Atilade, the sum of N7 million.
The police, stated that the suspect and others still at large had between January and March 2017 connived to commit the alleged fraud.
The police claimed that the suspect defrauded Mrs. Atilade of the said N7 million, being payment made to him for Building Plan Approval, which he failed to remit to the account of the Lagos State government.
The suspect was also alleged to have forged revenue receipt of Lagos State government to cover up his act.
The offences according to the police, contravene sections 411, 334(1), 365(1), and 314(1)(A)(B) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
The police urged the court to remand the suspect pending police Investigation. They said the remand application was pursuant to section 264(1)(2) of Administration of Criminal Justice Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
Chief Magistate A. O. Salawu ordered that the suspect be remanded for 30 days.
The magistrate adjourned the case until September 5 for mention.