Nigerian Police Force has arraigned one Tosin Chukwurah, a suspected fake dentist, on a three-count charge at the Magistrate Court in Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a man of N250,000. The police claimed that Chukwurah has his private practice at 13a Ajayi Street, Ogba, Lagos, where he defrauded the client under the pretence of getting him a fake tooth.
Prosecutor of the case, Patrick Ebri, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on August 12, 2019 at his residence. Ebri alleged that the defendant fraudulently obtained the N250, 000 from one Peter Odion on the pretext of fixing an artificial tooth for him but failed to do so. He said, “The fake artificial tooth which the defendant fixed for the complainant started removing barely two weeks after he began to use it. “The artificial tooth also affected the gum of the complainant to the extent that he had to go for another treatment in another hospital.”
The alleged offence contravene Sections 168, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).
Chief Magistrate O.O. Fajanan admitted the defendant to N300, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum before adjourning the matter until September 9 for mention.