79-Year Old Man In Prison For Rice Business Gone Bad
Olatunji Komolafe is 79 years and it seems he will be spending some time in prison in his late days in life.
This is because an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Isabo on Wednesday remanded him in prison over alleged 9 million Naira fraud.
The accused, whose address was not disclosed, is facing a three-count charge of fraud, stealing and false pretext.
The prosecutor, Sunday Eigbejiale, said that the accused committed the offences in February 2009, some nine years ago, at the Ita Eko branch of Eco bank in Abeokuta.
Eigbejiale said that the accused posed as a rice dealer and obtained money under false pretences from one Mrs Noyimotu Soyemi.
He submitted that the septuagenarian fraudulently obtained 9 million Naira from Soyemi on the pretext of supplying her five trucks of Thailand Rice.
The prosecutor told the court that the accused neither supplied the rice nor returned the money.
He said that the accused issued a dishonoured Zenith bank cheque No. 41424301 for 9 million Naira to refund the sum.
The prosecutor also told the court that the offences contravened Sections 419, 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
After the police official reeled out the charges in his testimony, the accused pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adelaja, ordered that he should be in prison until January 19 when his bail application would be determined.