A popular Nollywood film producer, Uchenna Mbunabo, was arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding an actress of N1.7m, under the pretext of producing a film for her.
The charges read in part, “That you, Uchenna Mbunabo, sometimes in January, 2012, at Victoria Garden City, Ajah, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did with intent to defraud, unlawfully obtain the cash sum of one million seven hundred thousand Naira (N1,700,000) from one Maryjane Okoye, under the pretence that you will produce her movie, a presentation you knew to be false.”
The prosecutor, Supol A. Orji, said the offences contravened and were punishable under Sections 312(1), 285(5) (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State Nigeria, 2011.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the offences.
The magistrate, Mrs S.K Matepo, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties each in like sum.