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36-year-old woman faces N2m fraud charge


Fraud1A 36-year-old woman, Ogechi Okolie, was on Wednesday charged before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N2 million on the pretext of supplying ladies’ wears.

Okolie is standing trial on a three-count charge of felony, obtaining money under false pretences and theft.

The prosecutor, ASP Godwin Eze, told the court that the woman had in October 2013 at Iyana-Iba in Ojo on Lagos-Badagry Expressway committed the offences.

“The accused within the period fraudulently obtained N2 million through one Arinze Ebenezer’s bank account, property of Mariam Adisa, on the pretext of importing ladies’ wears from Turkey for Adisa.

“She was also accused of stealing N2 million from Mariam Adisa, “he said.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, denied the charges.

Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Magistrate, Teslimi Shomade, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two

He also ordered the accused to deposit N50,000 at the court registry.

In addition, Shomade said the sureties must be blood relations of the accused and also show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the case till June 29 for mention.

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