The police on Friday arraigned a 25-year-old man, Adura Garba in a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged N300,000 fraud.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that Garba collected the money from Faidat Alao on false pretext to treat her of an ailment.

He said that the defendant and others now at large committed the offences on September 15 at about 11AM at Orile Iganmu, Lagos.‎

She added that Garba also stole Alao’s mobile phones, valued at N17,000.‎

Garba faces a three-count charge of obtaining money on conspiracy, false pretext and stealing which contravene sections 287(1), 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, Mr Aro Lambo, granted him bail in the sum of N300,000 with one surety in like sum.‎

Lambo said the surety must be a property owner and should provide evidence of tax payments and address verified as he adjourned hearing in the case until October 17.

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