A 53-year-old man, Segun Harrison, who allegedly impersonated a lawyer to defraud a woman of N2 million, on Thursday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Harrison, who resides on Laidi-Disu Street, Isheri Osun, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and impersonation.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, the accused defrauded Mrs Omolola Dawodu in July 2015, at No. 121, Power Line Road, off Ajiboye St, Orile-Agege, Lagos.
“Harrison sold the complainant’s two bedroom bungalow for N5 million and converted N2 million for his personal use without her consent.
“All efforts made by the complainant to get her money from the accused proved abortive,” he said.
Emby said that the offences contravened Sections 287 (7) and 380 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mr B. I. Bakare, granted him bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Bakare ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and reside in Lagos State.
He adjourned the case until Oct. 5 for mention.