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Cleric Docked Over Alleged Theft Of N750,000 In Osun



By Yuusuf Abdul Aziiz, Akeem Salako, and Nnebulu bob

A 38-year-old cleric, AbdulLateef Sanusi, was on Monday arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, over alleged fraud and theft of N750,000.


Police Prosecutor, Duro Adekunle told the court that the accused sometimes in the year 2011(Date and time were not pronounced) at Ostrich Bakery Olonkoro, Osogbo defrauded one Alhaja Ejide Salamat of N750,000 under a false pretence of securing her visa and ticket to Saudi Arabia.

He added that the accused also stole the above mentioned money from Alhaja Salamat.

The offense according to the Prosecutor was contrary to Sections 418, 381(1) and punishable under sections 419, 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34,Volume. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

Meanwhile, Sanusi pleaded not guilty to charges preferred against him and his Counsel, Barrister Okobe Nagite applied for his bail in the most liberal terms.

In her ruling, Magistrate Fatimah Sodamade granted the accused bail of N500,000 with one surety and adjourned the matter to 19th of October for hearing.

However as at the time of filing this reports, Sanusi had not perfected his bail