The Lagos police command on Tuesday arraigned a clearing agent, Olamilekan Olawale before Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Surulere area of Lagos for allegedly defrauding a man of N2.2 million.
Olawale was said to have collected the money on pretext of clearing a car for the man identified.
The defendant, who resides in Surulere, is being tried for obtaining money by false pretences and stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 29, in the Surulere.
Ekhueorohan said that the defendant was paid N2.2 million by the complainant, Mr Gbenga Ayansiji, to clear a Hyundai Satare 2014 model from the Apapa Port.
He submitted that Olawale received the money but stopped picking the complainant’s telephone calls.
The prosecutor added that Olawale started avoiding Ayansiji.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Sadiq Bello, granted him bail in the sum of N500, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
Bello adjourned the case until Dec. 9 for hearing.