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Driver dupes woman, sick husband of N1m

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Fasilat Oluwuyi

A driver identified as Opeoluwa Abolade has been brought before an Ogun State Magistrate court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta for allegedly duping his principal and her sick husband of N1 million.

Abolade was said to have transferred over N1m from couples's joint bank account domiciled with Guarantee Trust bank.

The complainant, Mrs Magret Oyedele  told the court that Opeoluwa was her driver for almost a year before he disappeared after collecting his last salary.

She stated that following the appointment of Abolade as her driver things usually go missing in the house.

She disclosed that when she wanted to withdraw money from her account she was told by the bank that there was no money in the account.

Mrs Oyedele said it was during the investigation by the bank that Abolade's name came up in the bank's  statement of account.

The Prosecutor, Supol Famous told the court that the defendant committed the offence on the 27th of April 2018 at about 1100 hours.

He noted that the defendant stole a total of one million, fifty-three thousand and five hundred Naira from the account.

Famous also stated that he used the money to purchase  one Nissan Almera car with reg no JBD790XA worth 400,000.

He said "the defendant used a Nokia 3310 and sim belonging to Oyedele's sick husband to transfer money from the account.

"He also bought himself a piece of land  at Ibara Orile from the money he got from the account.

The prosecutor said the defendant who was arraigned on three-count charge of stealing, conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breech of peace and fraudulent transfer of money.

According to the prosecutor, the offences are contrary to and punishable under sections 249(d), 390(6), 438(a) of the criminal code law vol.1 of Ogun State 2006.

The Chief Magistrate, A.S Soneye granted the accused bail in the sum N500,000.

He adjourned the case till 7th and 9th November 2018 for further hearing. 

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