A 30-year-old man, Femi Ajayi, who allegedly defrauded one Funmiliayo Oyetade of N17,000, was on Friday granted N200,000 bail by an Osun Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ile-Ife.
Ajiboye said the surety should swear to affidavit of means and must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
She said the surety should show evidence of three-years tax payment to the Osun State Government.
The magistrate then adjourned the case until April 26 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Sunday Osanyintuyi, had told the court that the accused committed the offence in 2014 in Ido-Osun area of Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi said the accused collected the money from the complainant to plaster her house, which he failed to do.
“All efforts by the complainant to get back her money proved abortive, so she reported the matter to the Police,’’ he said.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 419 of the Criminal Law of Osun, 2002.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.