A 28-year-old trader, Chima Akwo, has been docked at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for fraud after he allegedly obtained power shower worth N240,000 from a businessman under false pretences.
The accused is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining an item under false pretences, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Olusegun Kokoye told the court that the accused, who resides in Apapa area of Lagos, committed the offences on Sept.15 at the Satellite town in Lagos.
Kokoye claimed that the accused obtained power shower worth N240,000 from one Obinna Akanazu with a promise to pay him the following day.
He said that the accused started using the power shower but refused to pay Akanazu as promised.
Kokoye said that the complainant reported the case to the police and the accused was arrested for questioning.
The offence contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Section 314 of the law prescribes a 15-year jail term for offence of obtaining items under false pretences.
The senior magistrate, Mr M. A. Etti granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000, with one surety in like sum.
Etti said the surety must be gainfully employed and must also show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the
He adjourned the case until Dec.29 for mention.