BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Lagos
The police in Lagos Tuesday arraigned a 35 year-old woman, Omotayo Omolere, and one Seth Adeyemi Amujo before a state Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ebute-metta over allegations of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence and stealing of the sum of N17.2 million.
The two accused persons, who are Business Development Manager and farmer, respectively, were docked on four count charge by officers from State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti-yaba
According to the police the two accused persons had sometimes in 2016, at their residence, 7, Ajao Street, Off Adeniyi street, Ikeja, Lagos, collected the sum of N17.5 million from one Aderemi Bello, under false pretence that they are forex operators, and that they would use the money for an online trading store.
The matter was reported to the police after the complainant, Adeyemi, waited severally without hearing from the two defendants.
The offences according to the prosecutor, Inspector Chinnalu Uwadione, are contrary to and punishable under sections 411, 312 and 287 of the Criminal Law Cap. C17, Vol. 3, Laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.
The two accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the counts of the charge.
Following their pleas, the Magistrate, A. S. Okubule granted them bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in the same like sum.
The magistrate ordered that one of the sureties must be a house owner, with three years tax, means of livelihood, which must be verified by the court’s prosecutor.
Magistrate Okubul ordered that the two accused persons be remanded in prisons custody, pending when they meet the bail condition. While adjourned the matter till January 29, 2018, for mention.