Two guests at a hotel in Oke-Odo, Sangotedo area of Lagos State, have been taken to a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly incurring debts estimated at N453,000.
The suspects – Rasheed Olatunbosun, 37, and Adeniyi Adetoye, 27 were said to have checked into the hotel sometime in December 2018 with a woman, who is still at large.
City Round learnt that the trio had presented themselves at the hotel as company officials who came for a seminar in the area.
It was gathered that after spending about two weeks in the facility, the woman disappeared, leaving her colleagues behind.
When asked to pay the bill for the period, the two men reportedly claimed that the fleeing suspect was their boss and that she was supposed to settle the bill.
The hotel management invited the police and they were arrested and charged with fraud.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs F.M. Dalley, granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in the like sum.
The case was adjourned till February 19, 2019 for mention.