Oluwatobi Idowu, a 29-year-old businessman has appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding one Daniel Oyemosu of N8 million after promising to secure him a visa.
The accused, a resident of Hospital Road in Ogijo area of Ogun, is being tried for conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
According to the Prosecutor, Asp. Clifford Ogu, the offences were committed in March 2017 at Ketu, Lagos.
He explained that the complainant was introduced to the accused when he wanted to secure an America visa for his family.
“The accused promised to deliver the visa for them within a short time after the negotiation.
“The complainant sent N8 million to the accused bank account and he promised to deliver within a short time,’’ he said.
Ogu said the accused immediately absconded and refused to pick the complainant’s calls and the case was reported at the police station.
“The accused was arrested after a useful information about his whereabouts,” he said.
The offences contravened Sections 280, 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr J. A. Adegun then granted the accused bail of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adegun, adjourned the case until Oct. 4 for mention.