The police have arraigned a clergyman, Akin Ajagbe, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly cheating a housewife of N180,000 for a Unit
Ajagbe is charged with obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.
Prosecuting Sergeant Ishola Samuel said Ajagbe, 52, who lives at 31, Church Street, Oke-odo, Agege, Lagos, with one person at large, committed the offence on August 10, 2017.
He alleged that Ajagbe fraudulently obtained N180,000 from the complainant, Mrs. Biliki Adesope, to procure a UK visa for her.
The prosecutor alleged that after Ajagbe collected the money, he “disappeared”.
The offence, he said, contravened sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate A. I. Abina admitted the defendant to N300,000 bail with one surety in the like sum.
Abina ordered that the surety must be employed and show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned till August 28.