A woman, who allegedly defrauded another woman of jewellery worth N4.2 million, was on Friday charged before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court.
Ebere Okoro, 46, a resident of 15, Fola Ojikutu St., Okota, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the charges of fraud and issuance of dud cheques preferred against her.
She has, however, entered a not-guilty plea.
The prosecutor, ASP Barth Nwaokeye, told the court that the accused took delivery of the jewellery from one Ifeyinwa Anyanelechi in April with the intent to defraud.
According to him, Okoro had approached Anyanelechi at the Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, to give her the jewellery to sell as a retailer.
``She collected the goods, sold them and failed to remit the proceeds to the complainant within two weeks as promised,’’ he said.
Nwaokeye alleged that the defendant had on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 issued two Skye Bank cheques for N200,000 and N150,000 respectively to Anyanelechi which were dishonoured at the bank.
He said the offences contravened Sections 312 (1), (a) and 367 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
Magistrate Olufemi Isaac granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case to July 25 for further hearing. (NAN)