The police have brought before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, an Islamic cleric, Kabiru Adebayo, for allegedly defrauding his follower, Oluwadamilola Oyesomi, of N4.3m.
It was gahered that Kabiru collected the sum on the pretext of performing some sacrifices for Oyesomi.
Daily Focus learnt that Kabiru allegedly collected the sum of N4.3m from the victim over two years and converted same to his personal use and disappeared when he learnt that the police were on his trail.
The police prosecutor, Ben Emuerhi, who stated that Kabiru was arrested a year after committing the crime, told the court that the defendant committed the offences alongside others still at large in December 2018 at Pen- Cinema in the Agege area of Lagos.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
TOlongside others still at large in December 2018 at Pen- Cinema in the Agege area of Lagos.
According to Emuerhi, the offences contravene sections 280 (1) (a) (b) and 314 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.