Man in court for allegedly defrauding woman who wanted to be Oba Elegushi’s wife of N51m

A 26-year-old barber, Moses Olaitan residing at Iyana Governor Road in Idi- Iroko community of Ogun State has been arrested  by the police.

He was charged with impersonation, stealing, obtaining by false pretences and threat to life after reportedly defrauding a London-based woman of N51m after being arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court today Thursday June 17, over a crime he allegedly committed on July 17, 2020 at Ojokoro area of Lagos.

Prosecution counsel, Raji Akeem alleged that Olaitan impersonated Oba Elegushi on social media, professed love to the complainant, Joy Okoro and told her to come to Nigeria from London where she stays as he and others at large collected N51 million from her 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.

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 and the case was then adjourned till July 5.



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