Businessman arraigned for defrauding another of N730,000


A businessman, Imuse Kenneth, who, with intent to defraud, obtained N730, 000 from a fellow man on the pretence of purchasing two fairly used Mikano 50 KVA generators, was on Wednesday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Imuse, 40, of Mofowoku Ibetun St., Alapere in Lagos State, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining by false pretence and stealing.

Imuse was accused of obtaining N730, 000 from Mr Ovba Sunday, under the pretence of getting him two fairly used Mikano generators.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the offence was committed since Nov 2015 at Ovba St., Alapere, Lagos State.

Ihiehie said the complainant, Mr Ovba, came to report the offence at the Alapere Police Station.
He said the complainant reported that sometime in Nov. 2015 , he gave the accused the sum of N730, 000 to purchase 2 mikano 50 KVA generators.

“The accused didn’t supply the generators and didn’t refund the money either.

“He has been dribbling the complainant, until last year when he was reported and made to sign an undertaking that he would surely deliver the said generators within two weeks.”

Ihiehie said that the accused never fulfilled his own part of the bargain since then and was seen and caught on the complainant’s street, trying to dodge him again early this month.

The Prosecutor said that the offences committed contravened Sections 312 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two reliable sureties, whose addresses must be verified.

The case was adjourned until May 17.