A 51-year-old man, Akinwumi Ajayi, was last Friday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti magistrate court for allegedly obtaining money by trick.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Olubu Apata, informed the court that Ajayi committed the offence on March 5, 2019 in Ado-Ekiti.
Apata alleged that the defendant tricked the complainant, Omotosho Babatunde, to obtain a cash sum of N235,000 from him.
The police prosecutor alleged that the defendant, who is a mechanic, collected the money from the complainant to buy a new car engine, but bought a fake engine for him instead.
Apata urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the file and present his witnesses. Ajayi pleaded not guilty.
The counsel to the defendant, Mr Kayode Akinwumi, appealed to the court to grant his client bail, promising he would not jump bail.
The magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Awosika adjourned the case till December 17, 2019 for hearing.