Ebutemeta Magistrates’ Court on Friday arraigned a 34-year old man simply identified as Ayodeji Babalola, for allegedly impersonating Oba of Lagos Riliwan Akiolu, with the aim of defrauding one Ajoke Moriselade.
Ayodeji allegedly promised to give her (Ajoke) his own slot at the proposed Lekki Airport, asking her to pay N15m to facilitate the process.
He was charged for false representation, stealing, fraudulently obtaining money and intent to defraud.
The prosecutor, Inspector Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June at No. 2, Ogunkoya St., Ekutu, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 312, 380(1) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges; while the Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Salawu, granted him bail in the sum of N1m and two responsible sureties in like sum and adjourned hearing in the case to September 20.