A 38-year-old man, Shaibu Muhammed, was on Tuesday arraigned over alleged N2.6 million solar inverter fraud in a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The defendant of no fixed address is being charged on a two-count charge of obtaining by false pretences and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Asp. Rita Momah, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 29, 2022 at First Bank Ojuelegba, Lagos.
Momah alleged that the defendant assured Adewale Oguntade, the complainant, that he was going to install solar inverters worth N2.6 million at a site in Ibadan.
“In spite knowing he was not going to install the inverters, he still got the complainant to make payment into his bank account.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened sections 287 and 314 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatunbosun granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
She ordered that one of the sureties must be a land owner and adjourned the case until Feb. 20 for substantive trial.(NAN)
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