A 44-year-old man, Tasiu Isah, has been arraigned before Chief Magistrate OI Raji of the Ogba Magistrates Court, Lagos State, for allegedly defrauding Nuhu Nasiru of N7m.

The defendant, who allegedly conspired with other fugitives to commit the crime on August 26, 2022, was indicted on three counts of obtaining money under false pretenses and disorderly conduct.

The charges read in part: “That you, Tasiu Isah and others in general, on August 26, 2022, at around 2:30 pm at Obi Village, Muritala International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, you conspired among yourselves to commit a felony, namely: obtaining money under pretexts.

“That you, Tasiu Isah, and others in general, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, fraudulently deceived and obtained the sum of N7m from an Alhaji Nuhu Gozawa Nasiru under the pretext of buying goods for him . .”

The police prosecutor, Inspector Ajayi Emmanuel, said the offenses were punishable under sections 411, 323 and 168 of Nigeria’s Lagos State Criminal Act 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted a bond in the amount of N750,000 with two guarantees for the same amount.

The case was adjourned until January 27, 2023.