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Man Arraigned In Court For Allegedly Defrauding Woman Who Wanted To Be Oba Elegushi’s Wife Of N51m

A barber residing at Iyana Governor Road in Idi- Iroko community of Ogun State, has been arrested and charged with impersonation, stealing, obtaining by false pretences and threat to life after reportedly defrauding a London-based woman of N51m.

The 26-year-old man, Moses Olaitan was arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday June 17, over a crime he allegedly committed on July 17, 2020 at Ojokoro area of Lagos.

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Prosecution counsel, Raji Akeem alleged that Olaitan impersonated Oba Elegushi on social media, professed love to the complainant and told her to come to Nigeria from London where she stays.

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He and others at large were accused of collecting N51 million from Joy Okoro to prepare a concoction for “ritual cleansing”, so she can become a queen.

Akeem said the offence contravened provisions of sections 56, 287, 314, 380 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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Olaitan who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was granted bail in the sum of N51million with two sureties in like sum by Chief Magistrate O. I Adelaja. The case was then adjourned till July 5 for mention.

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