Man charged for recruitment fraud

A man, Ayomide Adewale, who allegedly defrauded some MTN job seekers of N627, 000, was on Wednesday in Lagos charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused is standing trial on charges bordering on obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Cousin Adams, told the court that the accused committed the offences with others still at large on Aug. 7 at No. 40/42, Aborisade St., Lawanson in Surulere.

“Adewale posed as a job agent and lure job seekers to pay to him N627, 000 with the promise to help them to secure jobs at a mobile telecoms company, MTN.

“He collected money from several people including Sikiru Ahmed, Daniel Oluwafunmilayo and Bola Esuola.’’

Adams said the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

He pleaded innocence of the offences.

Magistrate H. O. Omisore, in her ruling, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to Nov. 9 for mention.

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