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Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that a High Chief if Akure has been arraigned for duping Ondo.

Chief , the Babaloja of Ondo State, a traditional High Chief in Akure, has been docked for allegedly cheating the Ondo State Board of Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS).

The Ondo Amotekun Corps alleged that Adebowale committed the crime between 2021 and 2022 in several towns and cities, and that he was charged before a Magistrate court.

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He was accused of falsifying documents related to the collection or receipt of taxes and levies due to the Ondo State Government through local governments.

He was charged with four counts of fraud-related crimes.

The defendant duped members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers by getting money from them using receipts from the Ondo West Local Government, according to Ondo Counsel Oluwasegun Akeredolu.

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“That you, Stephen Adebowale and others at large between 2021 and 2022 in Ondo in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, within the Magisterial District did conduct yourselves in a public place in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(d) of Criminal Code Law, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006,” according to the charge sheet

Sections 419, 467 (3) (C), 422, 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006, he said, were violated.

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Presiding Magistrate Damilola Sekoni granted defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in the same sum after hearing defence lawyer Maxwell Igweogu’s motion for bail in the most liberal terms.

The lawsuit has been postponed until May 26, 2022, according to Sekoni.

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