Man who accumulates N1.7million unsettled hotel bills faces charges


Reports from NAN, says a 40-year-old man, identified as Oluwaseyi Owoeye, has been charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court in Lagos for allegedly lodging in a hotel and refusing to pay N1.7 million accumulated bills.

The accused who was charged on Thursday, resides at Ajiwe in Ajah area of Lagos State, is standing trial on a charge of obtaining under false pretences.

The prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, told the court that the accused committed the offence between November 2013 and March 2014 at Dover Hotel at Lekki Phase 1 in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.

According to him, the accused lodged in the hotel for five months and accumulated bills to the tune of N1.7 million which he refused to pay.

“The bill was for the services rendered to the accused for the period of five months he lodged in the hotel,”

The Magistrate, Mr Martins Owumi , in his ruling, granted the accused bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He said the sureties must be gainfully employed and also show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was however adjourned to March 27 for mention.

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