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Car dealer bolts with N995,000.

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A 48-year-old, Ishola Dickson, on Wednesday appeared in an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun charged with N995,000 fraud.

Dickson is facing a two-count charge of stealing and fraud to which he pleaded not guilty.

The accused, according to Police Prosecutor Emmanuel Abdullahi, committed the offences sometime in October 2014 at Omisore junction, Ile-Ife.

Abdullahi said the accused obtained N995,000 from the complainant, Johnson Friday, on the pretext of helping him to buy a Toyota Picnic car.

The accused did not buy the car and appropriated the money, he said.

The offences contravened Sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Samuel Obi, applied for the bail of the accused, promising that his client would not jump bail.

Magistrate Olukunle Owolawi granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Owolawi said sureties must swear to affidavit of means and also reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Hearing in the case has been fixed for February 2.
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