Septuagenarian sent to prison after suspect she stood surety for bolted
• Pastor re-arraigned for alleged N18 million fraud
A Seventy-year-old woman, Madam Florence Oguntade, has been remanded in prison after she went to the police to stand surety for a suspected criminal, who has now run away after being granted bail.
The septuagenarian was charged before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court for attempting to pervert justice and was remanded in prison.It was gathered that Madam Oguntade went to Shasha Police Division and stood surety for one Tayo Oluseni, who allegedly committed a crime.
The suspect was released to her pending when he would be needed again at the station.But immediately Oluseni was released, he disconnected all his phones and fled. When the police later asked Oguntade to produce Oluseni, she told the police he could not be found.
She was subsequently arrested and charged before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ejigbo for the alleged offence. She pleaded not guilty.The presiding magistrate, Mr. Akeem Fashola, granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum. The matter was further adjourned till April 25, 2017.
In another development, a 37-year-old man, Mr. Chidi Mark Idems, has been re-arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ejigbo for allegedly obtaining the sum of N18 million under false pretense.
He was docked on a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and issuance of dud cheques. He pleaded not guilty.According to the police, the defendant with others at large had between January and April 2016, conspired among themselves to commit felony and fraudulently obtained the sum of N18 million under the pretense of using the money to buy goods from Cadbury Nigeria Plc for Groony Da Joony Nigeria Limited. .
The magistrate, Jadesola Adeyemi Ajayi, ordered the defendant to continue to enjoy the bail condition granted when he was first arraigned and subsequently adjourned the case till May 9, 2017 for trial.
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