A self-acclaimed hip-hop musician, Olaoluwa Owolabi, who allegedly incurred hotel bills totalling N92,800 was on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Owolabi, 29, of No. 2 Adetoyin Street, Ajah, was arraigned on a two-count charge before Mr. B. I. Bakare.
Prosecuting police officer, Sgt. Friday Mameh, said the defendant committed the offence between August 1 and September 5, 2017 at two hotels in Lagos.
He said Owolabi claimed to be on the record label of 234 Fusion and had 20 tracks.
Mameh alleged that on August 1 at Diamond View Hotel, Chevron Roundabout, Lekki, Owolabi bought drinks, food and received other services totalling N13, 600, but refused not pay his bills.
Similarly, at about 9:00 a.m. on September 5, at Strait Haven Hotel, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, the accused incurred bills totalling N79,200 and failed to pay the bills.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Section 313(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and punishable under same.
Owolabi pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Bakare granted the accused bail in the sum of N150,000 with two sureties in like sum.