An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court has remanded Bello Moshood, a 51-year-old bogus petroleum seller, for allegedly defrauding a man of 132,000 gallons of petroleum products.
The offence was allegedly committed in April 2013 at Ile-Ife by the accused.
Mr F. Faremi, the Chief State Counsel, told the court that the accused individual got N11,220,000 from Alhaji Popoola Ogundoyin under the false pretense of supplying him 132,000 litres of dual purpose kerosene (DPK), which he knew was fake.
The offense was in violation of Sections 1(a), (b), and 2 of the Advance Fee Frauds Act 2006, and was penalized under Section 1(3).
Mr Ola Ibrahim was hired as the defense counsel for the accused person whose plea was not accepted.
Magistrate Oluwatosin Adediwura ruled that her court lacked jurisdiction to hear such a case and ordered his remand in the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Ile-Ife.
The case was postponed until November 19 for a hearing.