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Court remands land agent for alleged land fraud

Man in custody for ‘N350,000 land fraud’

The Nation reports that in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Chief Magistrates’ Court, has remanded a 31-year-old man, Lamidi Alaba, in prison custody for alleged N350,000 land fraud.

Police prosecutor Caleb Leranmo told the court the accused committed the offence on June 23 at Ajebamidele in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged the accused obtained N350,000 from Falana John under the pretext of having a plot for sale.

Leranmo said the accused committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 419 of Criminal Code Cap C16 Vol.1 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The plea was not taken, as his counsel, Mr. Jantiku Mamsa, applied for his bail.

The prosecutor opposed the bail application.

He said the accused was a hardened criminal and would jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Adesoji Adegboye, remanded the accused in custody and adjourned till August 16 for ruling on the bail application.

Source: The Nation

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