Saturday, 12 October 2019
An engineer moored for alleged N11m scam
Sampson Adesope, a 37-year-old civil engineer who allegedly defrauded his fiance of 11 million naira appeared in a court of first instance in Igbosere, Lagos on Friday.
Adesope, whose address was not provided, is charged with two counts of fraud and illegal conversion.
He pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutor The prosecutor, Inspector Abbass Abayomi, told the court that the defendant had committed the crime on 24 April, on Bello Street, in the Surulere area of Lagos.
Abayomi alleged that the defendant received 11 million naira from the plaintiff, Miss Victory Alibor, with the promise of investing in the coal sector, which he claimed to be false.
He claimed that Adseope had not invested the money promised, but converted it for his personal use.
The crime, he said, violates the provisions of Articles 280 (a) and 314 (1) (a) of the Lagos State Penal Law, 2015.
Judge C.J. Momodu admitted that the defendant would pay a bond of 2 million naira with two guarantees of the same amount.
Momodu ordered that the guarantees be used remunerately with evidence of payment of taxes to the Lagos state government.
She postponed the case to Nov. 4 for trial.