A magistrate in Lagos yesterday heard how a businesswoman, Omirafe Taiwo, allegedly duped former Area ‘F’ Commander in Lagos, ACP Noah Adeosun, of N20million.
According to charges read at Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, 39-yrs-old Taiwo is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, issuance of dud cheque and stealing.
She however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
But Sgt. Friday Mameh, the prosecutor, insisted that the accused and others still at large conspired and committed the offences at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, between April and Sept. 21. 2017
He said the accused fraudulently obtained N20million from the complainant, Adeosun, under guise of selling a building to him.
Counsel to the accused, Jude Ozemoya, urged the court to release the accused to him, promising to produce her in court throughout the trial.
“The accused is my client, I know her very well and I will make sure she attends court’s proceedings,” the lawyer said.
In her ruling, Magistrate Olanike Olagbende cautioned the counsel to ensure that the accused is produced in court, threatening to put him in the dock instead.
She, however, released the accused to Ozemoya and adjourned the case until December 5 for mention.