A man, Oluwafemi Damilola, has been brought before a Chief Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly defrauding four prostitutes of N45,000, Punch Newspaper reports.
The victims said Damilola patronised them for sex and after offering him their services, he paid them by generating a fake alert.
It was learnt that the case was reported to the police and Damilola was arrested and subsequently charged to court on two counts bordering on fraud.
The police prosecutor, Akano Moremi, said the defendant committed the offence in October 2022 in the Sabo area of Ondo town.
The charge read, ”That you, Oluwafemi Damilola, sometime in October 2022, at Sabo Road, Ondo, in the Ondo Magisterial District, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by fraudulently having carnal knowledge of the victims.”
“That you, Oluwafemi Damilola, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did indecently assault the female victims by fraudulently and unlawfully having carnal knowledge of them with the pretence of sending them the sum of N45,000 which you failed to do so but willingly send them a fake alert with the aim of defrauding them sexually and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 249 and 360 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Volume 1 Law of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.”
The prosecutor also told the court that five witnesses would be invited to testify in the case and applied for a date to enable him to study the case file.
However, the defendant’s counsel, S. A. Iluyemi, said there was already a move for settlement going on between both parties.
He prayed the court to release the defendant to him and promised that the defendant would pay the complainants money before the next date of adjournment.
The Chief Magistrate, Charity Adeyanju, granted the application made by the defendant’s counsel and ordered that the money be paid to the complainants before the next date of adjournment