An Ebute-metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, on Monday, fixed the trial of an alleged fraudster, Salami Oluwatobi Peter, who claimed to be Oba of Lagos, to defraud his victim of N15 million, till December 6, 2017.
The accused is standing trial before Chief Magistrate A. A. Ajibade (Mrs.) on charges bordering on conspiracy, stealing and fraud.
He was first arraigned before the court by the men of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti-Yaba, Lagos, sometimes on September 7, 2017.
The police had alleged that the 27 years old and others now at large, had in the month of August, 2016, at 8, Olokonla Street, along Ajah, in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, conspired among themselves and fraudulently obtained the sum of N15 million from one Moriselade Ajoke, under the false pretence that he is Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Osuolale Akiolu, and that his is position to assist her to procure a slot in the proposed Lekki Free Airport Investment.
The police also alleged that the defendant dishonesty stole the said sum from the Complainant, Moriselade Ajoke.
The Offences according to the prosecutor, Inspector Adebayo Oladede are contrary to and punishable under sections 409, 312, and 380(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos state as (amended).
Though, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges. And he was admitted to bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum. But yet to perfect the bail conditions.
At the resumed hearing of the matter on Monday, the prosecutor, Inspector Adebayo Oladele, urged the court for an adjournment till December, to enable the complainant, whom he said is currently in United Kingdom receiving treatment from shock she got from the alleged heinous act of the defendant.
He therefore pleaded with the court for earlier date in December, to enable the fraud victim to be in court for the case.
Following the request of the prosecutor, Chief Magistrate Ajibade (Mrs.) adjourned the trial of the alleged fraud suspect, Salami Oluwatobi Peter, till December 6, 2017.
The court also reaffirmed her earlier remand order on the defendant, pending the perfection of the bail terms.
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