A woman has been arraigned before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court, Lagos State, for fraud after she allegedly swindled her fiancé of N10million.
The woman, identified as Mary Egodo, received money from her fiancé, Ogunshakin Emmanuel, who is based abroad, for the purpose of buying a property in Lagos in preparation for their life together as a couple.
However, Mary didn’t buy the property and when Emmanuel informed her he was returning to the country to perform the marriage rites, she ran off with her lover.
Emmanuel returned to Nigeria to discover that Mary had swindled him and run off with another man.
He also couldn’t reach Mary as she had blocked him from contacting her on every platform.
The distraught fiancé reported to the police, who trailed and eventually arrested Mary in her hideout.
When asked to refund the money, she said she had spent it all.
After interrogation and having been found culpable, she was charged before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court for fraud and conversion of the money.
She pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Bernard Aigbokhan, asked the Court to give a date for hearing for the Police to prove that she actually committed the alleged offence.
Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. E.O. Ogunkanmi, granted Mary bail in the sum of N3m with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when she will perfect her bail conditions.
The matter was adjourned till 19th April, 2021, for mention.