A 49-year old man, Prince Cornell Demola has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrate court for allegedly defrauding a blind man to the tune of N280.000 in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The blind man John Sunday suffered his fate after he approached Demola for assistance to secure accommodation for an apartment.
However, instead of Demola to assist him as promised, he turned out to be a fraud, fleeing with the money Sunday had given him for the accommodation.
The incident happened at Ilasamaja where Sunday met Demola as neigbours before he became blind.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Sunday approached Demola for assistance to secure an accommodation him due to his condition and lean purse.
Demola offered to assist him and promised to add to that given to him by Sunday.
Later Demola told Sunday that he had secured a mini-flat apartment located at Dauda oseni street Ilasamaja, and asked to bring the money he had so that he would add his own.
According to police, Demola took Sunday to a Guaranty Trust Bank located at Abimbola Way in Ilasamaja where Sunday has an account. Demola then helped him to withdraw N280,000.
That was the last time Sunday saw Demola as he bolted with the money and never got any accommodation for him.
The matter was reported to the police who trailed Demola and arrested him.
At the station, he reportedly confessed that he had spent Sunday’s money and the apartment he promised him did not belong to him and as such he had no access to it.
Demola was charged with obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal code.
He pleaded not guilty..