Businesswoman docked over alleged N2m fraud

A 42 year-old businesswoman, Joy Tobore, on Wednesday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State over alleged fraud of N2 million.

The defendant, whose address was not given, is facing a two-count charge bordering on breach of peace and advance fee fraud.

The prosecutor, Insp Ayodeji Omoyeigha, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 22, 2023 at about 10:00a.m., at No. 21, Omawa St., in Okitipupa.

Omoyeigha, said that the defendant fraudulently obtained the sun of N2 million from the complainant, Omoseke Wewe, under pretence of supplying unspecified number of drums of palm oil to the complainant.

He said that the defendant failed to supply the palm oil or refund the money to the complainant.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 249(d) and 419 of the Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Philip Akinlosetu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 and one surety in like sum.

He said that the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction and present evidence of two years tax payment to the Ondo state government.

He adjourned the case until Feb. 9, for further hearing. (NAN)