Petroleum Product: Two Men Dupe Pastor Of N11m

A Lagos pastor, Rev. Dr. Oluwafemi Iroh, has lost N11
million to suspected fraudsters in Lagos. The suspects told Iroh that they were
suppliers of petroleum product and want him to be involved in the business.
The incident happened at Borokiri Plaza in Jakande Estate where
Iroh’s office is located. One of the suspects, Benjamin Kayode, has been
arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ court with obtaining under false
pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code. Kayode’s accomplice identified
as Abraham Lot is now at large.
According to the police, Kayode and Lot allegedly lured Iroh
into petrol supply business with a promise that Iroh would make a huge profit
from it.

They assured him of prompt supply and reduced the price of
the product as dealers in business who knew where to get the product at cheaper
Unsuspecting Iroh believed them and gave them the money and
waited in vain for the supply of the product. Iroh waited in vain after Kayode
and Lot collected the money and bolted away.
Iroh went to the police at Ejigbo division and reported the
fraud and the police trailed the suspects and eventually arrested Kayode.
P.M.News gathered at the station, Kayode told the police
that he had shared the money and as such there was no money to refund to Iroh.
Kayode was charged to court with the alleged offence but
pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Adedayo granted Kayode
bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum. Kayode was remanded in
prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.

The matter was adjourned till 18 January 2016.

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