2 are remanded by the court for allegedly obtaining N13M through false pretense

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court indicted two individuals on Wednesday for allegedly obtaining N13 million under the false pretense of converting it into dollars.

Christina Oyeleye, a 39-year-old banker from Abule Egba, and Adelana Adewusi, a 39-year-old tech man from Oko Oba, Agege, Lagos, are the defendants.

They face charges of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretense, stealing, and issuing counterfeit checks.

According to ASP Raji Akeem, the prosecutor, the crimes were committed in Oko Oba, Agege, Lagos, on October 7, 2022.

According to Akeem, Adewusi, the second defendant, introduced the first defendant to Mrs. Esther Adesanya as a banker who could assist her in converting naira to dollars.

According to Akeem, the complainant deposited N13 million into the account of the second defendant in order to assist her in sending the money, which was equivalent to $14,000.

According to the prosecutor, the complainant has not received her money since then.

Additionally, according to the prosecutor, the complainant was presented with a check by the defendants, but upon reaching the bank, the check was refused due to insufficient funds.

The offenses, according to the prosecutor, were in violation of Lagos State’s 2015 Criminal Code.

The defendants, on the other hand, denied the allegations.

The defendants were granted bail in the amount of N1 million each with two sureties in the same amount by Mrs. Bola Osunsanmi, the Chief Magistrate.

Osunsanmi put off discussing the case until March 30.


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