Kehinde Ola, 22, was remanded in custody by the Ilesa Magistrates’ Court in Osun due to an alleged N800,000 fraud.
Jimoh Mufutau, the prosecutor, informed the court that the defendant had committed the crime on Iyemogun Street in Ilesa at some point in February.
According to Mr. Mufutau, the defendant collected N800,000 from one Adesoji Omolewa under the guise of taking care of her ailing mother.
After then, according to him, the defendant changed the money for his own use.
According to the prosecutor, the offense violates Sections 383, 390(9), and 419 of the Criminal Code as written in the Laws of Osun (2002).
To the two counts of fraud and illegal conversion, the defendant, however, entered a plea of not guilty.
In lieu of granting the defendant bail, Magistrate O.A. Oloyade ordered his detention at the jail center while his bail was being considered.
A hearing in the matter was postponed until August 3.