Court remands artisan for alleged U.S. residence permit fraud

Court remands artisan for alleged U.S. residence permit  fraud

<p class="">A Magistrates’ Court in Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, ordered that an artisan, Gabriel Udom, 33, who allegedly defrauded a businessman of N400,000, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending bail application</p>

<h1>The prosecution charged Udom with two counts of conspiracy and fraud.</h1>

<p class="">Magistrate <strong>A.A. Adebayo</strong> ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ile-Ife Nigerian Correctional .</p>

<p class="">Adebayo adjourned the case until Oct 27, for bail.</p>

<p class="">Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp.<strong> Sunday Osanyintuyi</strong> told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 22, around 10 p.m. at Lagere Area, Ile-Ife.</p>

<p class="">Osanyintuyi said that the defendant defraud the complainant, Alhaji <strong>Popoola Ogundoyin</strong>, of N400,000.</p>

<p class="">He said that the defendant promised to Ogundoyin’s daughter who resides in the U.S., to secure a residence permit.</p>

<p class="">The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 419(A) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.</p>

<p class="">The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.</p>

<p class="">The Defence Counsel, <strong>M.A. Gilbert</strong>, applied for bail for his client in the most liberal terms. </p>

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