…As Sexagenarian docked for allegedly defiling 2 sisters***
A clearing agent, 49 year old Efreso Ufot, who allegedly absconded with his client’s N2.5 million, was on Monday dragged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, and slammed with one count charge of obtaining under false pretence.
He however, pleaded not guilty, even as he also declined to indicate which of the association body he belongs to.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in 2018 at Apapa, and thereafter went underground.
He alleged that the defendant obtained N2.5 million from one Mr. Chimaobi Okechukwu, the complainant, under the pretence that he would help him to clear a 40-ft container housing cars and other goods.
Uwadione said that the defendant absconded with the money and was nowhere to be found until he was sighted and arrested recently; pointing out that the offence contravened Section 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties each in like sum. She adjourned the case until Oct. 8 for mention.
In another development, a 60-year-old man, Isaac Ubogu, was on Monday arraigned for allegedly defiling two sisters, aged six and three with his fingers, after luring them in with N200.
The sexagenarian was brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a three-count charge, bordering on sexual assault and behaving in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.
Ubogu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecuting Officer, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offences on Aug. 29 at Ike Peter Street in Ajao Estate, Lagos.
He alleged that Ubogu had used his finger to penetrate the private parts of the two sisters.
Uwadione said that the defendant had given the six-year-old N200 as bait in a bid to defile her.
The offences, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 168(d), 261 and 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 261 stipulates death sentence for offenders.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, remanded Ubogu at Ikoyi Prisons and adjourned the matter until Sept. 11 for mention.