A 36-year-old sales representative, Loveth Amadi, on Wednesday, appeared before an IkejaMagistrates’ Court for alleged N310,000 fruad.
Amadi, who resides at Ayobo area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 13, 2018 in Ikeja.
Ajayi said that the defendant fraudulently obtained the money from the complainant, Mrs Queen Abraham that she would open an education account for her at Custodian Life Insurance, a representation she knew was false.
“The defendant collected the money from the complainant after persuading her to open the account.
“After a year when the complainant did not hear from the defendant or the company, she decided to visit the company.
“After investigations, the complainant was told by the company that no account was opened for her.
“The defendant was later arrested by the police,” the prosecutor said.
Ajayi said the offences violated Section 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing while Section 314 prescribes 15 years for obtaining money under false pretences.
The magistrate, Mrs O. O Fagbohun, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Fagbohun said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Sept. 25 for mention.