Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Mechanic Charged With Stealing Ex-Lagos Health Commissioner's N1m

A 45-year-old auto mechanic was on Monday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N1 million under false pretence from a former Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Leke Pitan.

The mechanic, Gbenga Daramola, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge bordering on fraud, obtaining, conversion ‎and stealing levelled against him by the police.

Prosecuting Corporal Cyriacus Osuji told the court that the defendant fraudulently obtained the sum of N1million from Dr. Leke Pitan under the pretence of repairing his ‎Mercedes Benz S600 with registration number EPE 800 DU.

He alleged that the defendant converted the said sum to his personal use.

“The defendant also intentionally damaged the brain box of the Mercedes Benz S600 and the side mirrors valued at ‎N200,000” the prosecutor added.

According to him, the offences are punishable under Sections 312 (2), 285 and 337(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendant denied the charges.

Magistrate O. Kusanu (Mrs.) granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in the like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation.

The case was adjourned till ‎April 28, for mention.

I must say this mechanic is in serious trouble...(he never expected "it").


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