Man lands in court for paying commercial sex workers with fake bank alert

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Four commercial sex workers have dragged a man, identified as  Oluwafemi Damilola, before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ondo State for allegedly defrauding them of N45,000.

According to the victims, Damilola patronised them for sex but paid them with a fake bank alert after they had offered him their services.

They reported the case to the Police and the suspect was arrested and subsequently charged to court on a two-count charge bordering on fraud.

The police prosecutor, Akano Moremi, said the defendant committed the offence in October 2022 in the Sabo area of Ondo town.

The  charge read, ”That you, Oluwafemi Damilola, sometime in October 2022, at Sabo Road, Ondo, in the Ondo Magisterial District, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by fraudulently having carnal knowledge of the victims.

“That you, Oluwafemi Damilola, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did indecently assault the female victims by fraudulently and unlawfully having carnal knowledge of them with the pretence of sending them the sum of N45,000 which you failed to do so but willingly send them a fake alert with the aim of defrauding them sexually and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 249 and 360 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Volume 1 Law of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.”

The prosecutor however told the court that five witnesses would be invited to testify in the case and applied for a date to enable him to study the case file.

Counsel to the defendant, S. A. Iluyemi, noted that there was already a move for settlement going on between both parties.

He urged the court to release the defendant and promised that he would pay the complainants’ money before the next date of adjournment.

Chief Magistrate Charity Adeyanju granted the application and ordered that the money be paid to the complainants before the next date of adjournment.