Okada man has been remanded in police custody for betting 250k bet9ja slip on credit.
Akeem Jimoh was arraigned before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for playing Betnaija with N250,000 without paying.
He reportedly placed the bets at two shops, staking N150,000 at one and placing a bet of N100,000 at another.
The gambler had reportedly played the game when he arrived in the state from Ondo during the Sallah celebration. He won N200,000.
During his arraignment, the police prosecutor informed the court that Jimoh on August 12, 2020, at about 3pm at Ayetoro Area, Osogbo “fraudulently and unlawfully” played Betnaija game worth of N150,000 from one Ayanlola Tobiloba and later went to the shop of one Adigun Saheed at Oke-Baale area to gamble with the sum of N100,000.
Inspector Kayode Adeoye noted that the offence committed by the defendant is contrary to and punishable under section 419A of the Criminal Code CAP 34 Vol. Il Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.
Jimoh who was arraigned on two counts pleaded guilty to the charge.
But the presiding Magistrate, Mr Adebayo Ajala, said although the defendant pleaded guilty, the charge was defective.
He said the word unlawful was wrongly used since Betnaija is actually a legal business.
The Magistrate then ordered that the defendant be remanded in police custody or be released on bail free pending his re-arraignment on an amended charge.