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Man remanded for allegedly duping girlfriend of N4.5 million

OBINNA Amaefula, the businessman who allegedly swindled his girlfriend of N4.5 million and also terminated her five-month pregnancy was on Thursday, remanded by the Ogudu Magistrate Court, Lagos.

He was remanded by the presiding magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje after the accused pleaded not guilty on charges brought against him which border on assault, stealing and obtaining money under false pretence, an offence which violates Sections 171, 236, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Insp. Lucky Ihiele, the prosecuting counsel for the Police, told the court how Amaefula committed the atrocity on 20th May, at Atunrase Estate, Gbagada, Lagos.

He said the accused repeatedly lied over the ‘tokunbo’ vehicles he promised to import on behalf of his girlfriend, slapped the victim and also drugged her which led to her losing the said pregnant.

“The defendant collected the sum of N4, 550, 000 from his girlfriend and the complainant, Ese Odobo, on the pretence of purchasing three `tokunbo’ cars for her business, a representation he knew to be false.

“He fraudulently obtained the money and kept lying to her and giving excuses why the said cars had not arrived,” he said in a report by Punch.

According to him, “The complainant suspected a foul play and demanded her money but she was assaulted by the defendant with a series of slaps, and he knew she was pregnant for him.

“The defendant went further, after some days of assaulting the complainant, to drug her and unlawfully aborted her five months pregnancy”.

However, the magistrate adjourned the case until August 28 for substantive hearing.

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