A 49-year-old man, Ademola Adelesi, who allegedly collected N260,000 under false pretences to supply three trucks of granite to one Olaide Oduwole was on Thursday docked in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.

Adelesi, who lives in Tolani Street, Iyana-Ilogbo, Ota, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretences.

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The prosecutor, Cpl. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 27 at Canaan Land, Living Faith Church, Ota.

Mustapha said that the defendant collected N260, 000 with the pretext of supplying three trucks of granite to Oduwole.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 383(1) and 419 of the Criminal Code Vol.1, Laws of Ogun, 2017.

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

The chief magistrate, Mrs B. B. Adebowale, granted the defendant bail of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and swear to an affidavit of means.

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Adebowale also ordered that the sureties should provide evidence of tax payment to Ogun State Government and submit four recent passport photographs to the court.

She adjourned the case until Jan.15, 2018 for hearing.