London-based lady who wants to become Oba Elegushi’s queen defrauds of N51 million

London-based lady who wants to become Oba Elegushi’s queen defrauds of N51 million
Man allegedly impersonates Oba Elegushi to defraud woman of N51m. [legacy]

The police charged Olaitan, a barber who resides at Iyana Governor Road, Idi- Iroko, Ogun State, with impersonation, stealing, obtaining by false pretenses and threat to life.

The prosecution counsel, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 17, 2020 at Ojokoro area of Lagos .

Akeem alleged that the defendant and some others, at large, collected N51 million from Miss Joy Okoro, to prepare a concoction for ”ritual cleansing” so that she can become a queen.

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Akeem added that the defendant impersonated to be Oba Elegushi on social media, professed love to the complainant and told her to come to Nigeria from London where she stays.

“The defendant told her that she would undergo a ritual cleansing before she can come to the palace and be a queen and linked her up with some at large.”

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 56, 287, 314 , 380 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate O. I Adelaja admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N51 million with two sureties in likesum.

Adelaja adjourned the case until July 5 for mention.

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