Two men, Sunday Sobogun, 34 and Olanrewaju Murtala, 43, were Thursday arraigned in an Ogba Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding one Hassan Adedotun of a truckload of charcoal valued at N2.328 million.
The defendants are standing trial on a four count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence. They were said to have agreed to deliver the goods to Adedotun’s warehouse at Ajegunle, Lagos State. Adedotun had bought and paid for the charcoal to be delivered.
The complainant, who resides at No 10b, Araromi Street, Orile-Ifo in Ogun State reported the matter to the police when he didn’t receive his goods as expected. The accused were subsequently arrested.
The prosecutor, Insp. Raphael Donny, told the court that the April 3 incident contravened and punishable under Sections 411, 314 (1b) (3), 287 and 323 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them.
The presiding magistrate, A.O. Adedayo granted them bail and adjourned the case till May 14, 2018 for mention.