Bail for Limpopo lawyer

2012-08-20 19:33

Johannesburg - A Thohoyandou lawyer accused of defrauding a businessman was granted bail of R10 000 on Monday, Limpopo police said.

Erick Matlou, 47, would be back in the Sibasa Regional Court on 25 September, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"He allegedly issued fraudulent documents to sell stands at Thohoyandou," he said.

The Hawks arrested him on Friday. He allegedly undertook to sell a businessman two stands he claimed were valued at R500, 000.

After making an upfront payment of R215 000, the businessman became suspicious, investigated, and discovered that the land had not been for sale.

Mulaudzi said more fraud charges were likely to be added.