Married man defrauds lady of N450,000 after fake marriage proposal
A Lagos court has declared wanted a 45-year old man, Raphael Emmanson, for allegedly obtaining N450,000 from a lady, Miss Chinedu Chukwu, under the false pretense of marrying her and procuring visa for both of them to travel abroad as husband and wife.
According to the victim, the wanted man not only defrauded her of the said amount, he also made her lose her fiancé and a job with a pharmaceutical company before fleeing.
It was gathered that Chinedu suffered her fate after she met Emmanson at a park in Abuja where he pretended to be stranded and she decided to assist him.
Emmanson, who is from Okigwe in Imo State, deceived Chinedu by telling her that he came to Abuja to procure visa to travel abroad but was stranded and needed a place to sleep till the next day, when he purportedly had an appointment with an embassy.
She took pity on him and drove him to her house.
They soon became friends and after a while he ensured that she ended her relationship with her fiancé after he had promised her marriage and that both would travel abroad.
It was through that deceit that he managed to obtain the money from her to procure visa. After she gave him the money, the suspect bolted away and ran to Lagos.
After searching for him for several months, Emmanson was eventually arrested at his hideout in a hotel at Shasha area by the police. Upon his arrest, it was discovered that the suspect is married with two children.
He was later taken to Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with obtaining under false pretense and stealing under the Criminal Code.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr. J.O.E. Adeyemi granted him bail and remanded him in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail.
However, when he was released from custody, Emmanson ran away again and has not appeared in court to face trial.
Consequently, the court declared him wanted and ordered for his arrest while the matter was adjourned till March 27, 2017.