For allegedly duping a member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a suspected fraudster, David Emmanuel, was at the weekend remanded in police custody by an Akure Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Emmanuel was accused of duping one Idowu Temitope the sum of N120,000 in false pretence of securing employment for him at the Department For International Development (DFID).
According to the prosecution counsel, Tolu Abisagbo, Emmanuel also collected a sum of N630,000 with a promise of assisting him in buying two cars from two federal agencies.
Abisogbon further told the court that the offences committed by the suspect are punishable under section 516 of the criminal code and laws of the state.
He prayed the court not to grant the accused bail because other suspects are still at large.
He added that the presence of the accused would be helpful in further investigation.
The counsel to the accused person ,Barrister Rotiji Emmanuel urged the court to grant his client bail on the ground that he was presumed innocent until proven contrary
In his ruling, the Presiding Magistrate, Sola Adedapo, ordered the suspect to be remanded in police custody till December 22, when the matter comes up for further hearing.