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Alleged Fraud: Police arraign fake Visa Agent

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The Police in Osun on Monday arraigned a 28-year -Old, Omolabi Waheed, before an Osogbo Chief Magistrate Court for an alleged fraud and running a fake visa racket.

Waheed who pleaded not guilty is facing 11- count charge of theft, conspiracy, fraud, and false pretence among other criminal charges preferred against him.

The Police Prosecutor, Elisha Olusegun told the court that the defendant committed the offences between September and November 2016 within Osogbo Metropolis.

Olusegun said that the defendant conspired with others still at large, to defraud some innocent citizens under false pretenses claiming to be a Visa Agent.

He said the defendant defrauded Adeyinka Folorunsho the sum of N1. 5 million,with a promise to secure a visa for him to travel to Saudi -Arabia, which turned out to be false.

The prosecutor said the offenses committed contravened sections 516, 418 punishable under section 419, and section 318 punishable under section 390 (9) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defense counsel, Kehinde Adepoju, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, F. Omisade, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1 million and one surety in like sum, stressing that the surety must be a civil servant and resides within the jurisdiction of the court.

He added that the defendant must produce evidence of tax payments with passport-sized photographs with an affidavit of means.

He then adjourned the case till November 11 for hearing.

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