A 42-year old man, Mr. Abioye Olakunle has landed in prison for allegedly duping one Mrs Kehinde Opebiye of N850,000 after promising to marry her.
The incident happened at Irewolede Street, Shasha area of Lagos.
According to PM Express, Olakunle and Opebiye were involved in an extramarital relationship with the later not knowing that the former was already married with grown up kids.
He told her of his plans to marry her, and consequently cajoled her into giving him N850,000.
Opoebiye, who later found out about Olakunle’s marital status, confessed her extra-marital affairs to her husband. According to the report, she pleaded for forgiveness and told the husband that she might have been charmed by Olakunle to behave in such a manner. Her husband forgave her; they became united, went to the police at Shasha Division and reported the alleged scam. The police later arrested Olakunle, detained and asked him to refund the money to her.
The police, later arrested Olakunle, detained and consequently charged him to the Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court.
Olakunle was found culpable and charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates court on Thursday for marriage fraud and stealing.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector G. Simon did not oppose his bail because the offence was bailable.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. L.K.J. Layeni granted Olakunle bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The accused was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 25 June, 2018.