A 27-year-old man, Olatunbosun Kehinde, has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ court for allegedly issuing a dud cheque to a car dealer to purchase a car in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The alleged criminal act has landed him in prison after he was arraigned and the court remanded him.
Kehinde reportedly went to a car dealer known as Ismail Motors at 62, Osolo Way in Isolo to buy a car.
Unknown to the company, he had no money to pay for the car he wanted to buy.
He was shown different cars in the auto mart before he settled for a Toyota Camry Car.
They negotiated the price and he agreed to pay N550,000 for the car.
He was handed the key of the fairly used Toyota Camry with registration number LSR 642 BX belonging to Jamiu Faleyi put up for sale.
He told the management that he would pay through his bank cheque which they obliged him.
He, then, issued a bank cheque with serial number 55712064 in the company’s name.
The management who did not suspect any foul play allowed him to take possession of the car which he drove away.
When the management went to the bank to cash the money, the bank management told them that there was no money in the account and as such, they would not honour the cheque.
How to reach Kehinde became a problem because the information he gave was false.
The matter was reported to the police at Isolo division who started trailing him.
Kehinde was later arrested several months later and the car was also recovered from him.
P.M.NEWS gathered that he allegedly confessed to the police that he knew there was no money in his account and was working hard to pay some money into the account before he was arrested.
He was charged to court with obtaining under false pretence, stealing and issuing of dud cheque under the Criminal Code.
When he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when he will perfect his bail.
The matter was adjourned till 8 October, 2015.