STARTIMES MARKETER DEFRAUDS CUSTOMERS OF N2.1M
The Startimes customers are Mrs. Gloria Idoko, Mr Isa Akakiu, Mrs Christiana Umeobi, Mr Chibuzor Okafor and Mr. Sulaimon Ismaila.
Opeyemi, a resident of Mushin is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretences before Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Tanimola.
Police prosecutor, Insp. Aondohemba Koti, told the court that the defendant committed the offences in May on Fatai Atere Way, Mushin.
According to Insp. Koti, the defendant obtained N2.1 million from the company’s customers on the pretext of supplying them Startime decoders, visual play systems and recharge cards.
He alleged that Opeyemi failed to supply the items to the complainants after they had paid for them.
He said that the defendant collected the goods from his company but sold them to other persons described as ’illegal customers’ and converted the money to personal use.
Opeyemi pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Tanimola, granted him bail in the sum of N400, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until September 9.
@ The Nation