Temitope Adeite, a 36-year-old man, was on Friday arraigned in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State for allegedly obtaining N400, 000 from one Mrs. Emmanuella Obafemi over fake vision.
NAN reports that Adeite, whose address was not provided, was alleged to have collected the money from his victim to appease the gods over a vision he saw that the woman would die.
The accused was charged with obtaining under false pretenses contravening Section 322 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Akpan Ikem told the court that the accused committed the offence sometime in March at Ikoga area of Badagry.
“The accused collected the money from the complainant, Mrs. Emmanuella Obafemi, to appease the gods over a vision he saw that the woman would die.
“He converted the money to his personal use and went on a spending spree but later ran away when he realised that the police were after him.
“He was later arrested, brought for questioning and charged before this court,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In a ruling, Chief Magistrate, Jimoh Adefioye granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adefioye said the sureties should show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
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