…As 3 women docked in Badagry, over alleged theft of N856, 380***
A businessman, Daniel Hogan, 43, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding his lover of N2.5 million, just as the police also arraigned three women in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, over alleged theft of N856,380.
Hogan, who resides in Calabar, is charged with conspiracy, obtaining money under pretence and stealing, which he pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Adetutu Sanusi, told the court that Hogan collected N2.5 million from his girlfriend, Miss Lilian Ojeikere to pay for a spiritualist to pray for her to enable her travel abroad.
She also said that the defendant threatened to kill Ojeikere.
The prosecution alleged that Hogan stole the complainant’s Samsung A8 phone valued at N300,000.
Sanusi said that the defendant and other persons, who are at large, committed the offence on July 2, at Foursquare Church, Shasha, Lagos.
The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 411, 285 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate O.C. Emeka-Okpara admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Emeka-Okpara adjourned the case until Oct. 30 for hearing.
Meanwhile, the police on Wednesday arraigned three women in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged theft of N856,380.
The women are Chidubem Opiah, 33, Christiana Dukor, 23, and Medese Akojenu, 30.
The defendants, whose addresses were not stated are facing a two-count charge of stealing and breaking and entry.
They however, denied the charges.
The Prosecutor, ASP. Akpan Ikem, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on July 1 at about 9:40 a.m. at a company opposite Badagry Grammar School on Dosu Way, Badagry.
Ikem said the defendants broke into the company and stole the money, belonging to one Emma Ify of Ify Global Enterprises.
He said that the offences contravened Section 28 and 305 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaya, however, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N300, 000 each with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until November 13 for further hearing.