The police on Monday arraigned a 40-year-old man, Kunle Ijiyinka, at an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for alleged fraudulent conversion of N2.1million to personal use.
The police prosecutor, Monday Akor, told the court that Fiberesima Adokiye and Victor Eniafogwe, both of the Bureau for Public Procurement, Abuja, reported the accused at the Wuse Police Station, Abuja.
The prosecutor said the complainants had entrusted Ijiyinka with N1.2 million and N900,000 respectively in June this year for the purchase of a Honda Accord 2005 model car and a Ford Ranger car but absconded.
Akor told the court that the accused converted the money to his personal use.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge and his counsel Ikenna Nnemeka urged the court to grant him bail.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Iyanna, granted the accused bail in the sum of N600,000 and two sureties in like sum who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
He added that the sureties must have a reasonable means of livelihood and present to the court copies of utility bills as proof of a definite residential address.
Iyanna adjourned the case to October 16 for further hearing.