A truck dealer is in court for allegedly duping a businessman of ₦2.7 million collected for the purpose of selling two truck bodies to him.
The dealer identified as Sunday Ugota is facing a three-count charge slammed on him by the Nigeria Police for fraud, stealing and conspiracy, at a Magistrates court in Ajegunle, Apapa Lagos.
Gabriel Ekundayo, Persecuting Superintendent in the case, stated that the defendant, aided by his accomplices who were nowhere to be found, carried out the crime on May 3, 2019 in the Kirikiri area of Lagos. He further alleged that the ₦2.7 million was collected from the complainant Chibuike Okeke by the defendant after agreeing to sell two truck bodies to him. But he did not deliver on his promise, and refused to return the money afterwards.
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The scam truck dealer collected money but didn't deliver the vehicles
Ekundayo pointed out that actions of the defendant were criminal as contained in sections 411, 287 and 314 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.
In his defense, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.
Presiding Magistrate, M.K.O Fadeyimade, granted the defendant bail for ₦50,000 along with 2 sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till September 2, 2019, for further hearing.
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