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Court remands 40-year-old girl over N30m rip-off

The Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba, on Tuesday, remanded 40-year-old Chioma Okoye for allegedly stealing N30m underneath the pretence of coordinating a thrift contribution.

She was arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command earlier than Magistrate O.Y. Adefope.

She was charged with three counts of behaving in a fashion prone to trigger a breach of peace by sending obnoxious voice notes, fraudulent acts, and theft.

The costs alleged that on December 23, 2023, on the Banana Island space of Lagos, the defendant fraudulently took the sum of N30m underneath the pretence of coordinating a contribution from Danjuma Caroline and additional despatched obnoxious voice notes to threaten the complainant.

PUNCH Metro reviews that the sufferer reported that Okoye and two others conspired to extort the sum of N40,000,000 from her underneath the pretence of executing a venture, which turned out to be false.

It was additionally found that Okoye owed the sum of N70m for breach of contract and had diverted the cash for private use. Before the report was made, all efforts to succeed in the defendant proved abortive, our correspondent learnt.

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Prosecutor Haruna Magaji knowledgeable the courtroom that the alleged offences had been dedicated on December 23, 2023, within the Banana Island space of Lagos.

He acknowledged that the alleged offences contravened and are punishable underneath Sections 314(1)(a), 280(1)(a)(b), and 168(d) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

He additionally acknowledged that the receipt of the transaction, the recorded voice observe, and the assertion of the complainant function proof towards the defendant.

The defendant pleaded not responsible to the fees levelled towards her however Magistrate O.Y. Adefope ordered a bail bond of N500,000 to be paid and two sureties to be supplied.

The case was adjourned till July 10, 2024, for additional listening to.

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