A 40-year-old man, John Aondoakaa, who allegedly deceitfully obtained N650,000 to install a solar inverter and upgrade another was on Wednesday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Aondoakaa, a businessman, who resides at 3/5 Anthony Ojelewe Street, Haruna, Ogba, is being tried for conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, stealing and fraud.
The prosecutor, Inspector Olusegun Oke, told the court that the defendant committed the offences in February 2020 at 18, Alhaji Avenue, Badore Street, Ajah, Lagos.
Oke alleged that Aondoakaa obtained N350,000 from Olugbenga Omisore on false pretence of installing a solar inverter for him.
The prosecutor alleged that the defendant also obtained N300,000 from the complainant on false pretence of upgrading his solar inverter engine.
Oke said the defendant failed to install the inverter, and did not also upgrade the one he collected money for.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravene sections 287, 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Aondoakaa, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, S. K. Matepo, granted the defendant bail of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Matepo adjourned the case until October 25 for further mention.