An Ekiti State Magistrate’s Court has ordered that one Olu Bamidele be remanded in a custodial centre for allegedly defrauding a rice distribution company, Jamesvic and Company, of N2.2m.

The police prosecutor, Samson Osobu, said the defendant was “reasonably suspected to have committed the offence of fraud to the tune of N2,242,000 belonging to Jamesvic and Company (A.K.A. Mopelola Rice Distributor) within Ado the Ekiti Magisterial District, around February, 2021.”

“The offence is punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud-Related Offences Act”, the prosecutor added.

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