A 49-year-old car dealer pleads not guilty to N2.3m fraud charges

Court grants defendant N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum

Sobur Adeyanju, 49 who allegedly obtained N2.3 million under false pretence, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Adeyanju, who resides at No. 8, Ijaola St., Onigbongbo, Maryland, Lagos, is being tried for obtaining money under false pretence, stealing and causing breach of peace.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor, W/Sgt. Chekube Okeh, told the court that the offences were committed sometime in August 2016 at Ikeja.

Okeh said that the complainant, Mr Khaleed Agbomabiwon, gave the defendant N2.3 million to help him purchase a Toyota Corolla car, 2008 model.


The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant, however, failed to purchase the car and he did not return the money to the complainant.

According to Okeh, since the defendant collected the money, he has been avoiding the complainant.

He said the offences contravened Sections 168, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Akinde, granted the defendant N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.