A 34-year-old security guard, Nwabueze Ileche, was on Wednesday dockedi n an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauded a job seeker of of N337,000.
The police charged Ileche whose address was not given, with conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and theft.
He pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Kenrich Nomayo, said that the defendant fraudulently collected the money from the complainant Mr Dayo Olorunshola.
He said that Ileche promised Olorunshola of a job at Friesland Campina Wamco Nigeria Limited, at Ogba, Lagos.
Nomayo told the court that the defendant and some persons at large, committed the offence on April 11 at 6 a.m. at Ogba, Lagos .
He said all efforts made by the complainant to get back his money from the defendant failed.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.
Our correspondent reports that Section 314 stipulates 15 years jail term.
Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Adeola admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adeola adjourned the case until Oct. 20 for mention.