Lagos-based car dealer indicted for duping customer of ₦1.7m


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A Lagos car dealer has duped his customer of ₦1.7 million under the pretense of buying a car for him from abroad. Read the details!

A 34-year-old car dealer named Innocent Odibia has been brought before a Tinubu Magistrate Court sitting in Lagos for defrauding one of his customers, Mark Ochigbo to the tune of ₦1.7 million.

Reports reaching Naijauto say Innocent was arraigned before Magistrate T.A.Anjorin-Ajose on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, theft, and fraud.

Prosecutor, Inspector Ajaga Agboko revealed to the court that Innocent perpetrated the act around July 2018, at 38 Balola Street, Palmgroove Lagos.

He stated that the car dealer connived with Mark's relative to defraud him of the money while pretending he was going to help him purchase a car abroad.

Ajaga said that each time Mark ask the car dealer about the car, he would always reply to him that the car hasn't touched down at Lagos Port. He said further that Mark's relative introduced the car dealer to him.

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The accused car dealer didn't confess to the crime though

He added that from 2018 till present, the car dealer hasn't sent the car to Mark and he didn't refund the money as well.

The accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The Magistrate, in his ruling, granted Innocent ₦500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to September 19.

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