Police arraign female clearing agent over false pretence, fraud

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The police on Thursday arraigned one female clearing agent, Alao Temitope (22), before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court for allegedly collecting money under false pretence at Amukoko area of Lagos State.

Temitope is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and false pretence. She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on March 1, 2020 at Amukoko, Lagos.

“The defendant conspired together with one other at large to obtain the sum of N140,000 through bank internet money transfer from one Atunishe Olamileke Lateef bank account under false pretence by introducing herself as agent and marketer for one Lavitaricca Financial Platform Company,” Aigbokhan said.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 411 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

Magistrate Olorunfemi Oluwatope granted the defendant bail on self-recognition. She adjourned the case till March 9, 2020 for mention.