A lady identified as Esther Alluya has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over an alleged fraud case. The woman was reported to have defrauded one Mr. Emmanuel Ukpebor to the tune of N5million.
The incident happened at Yusuf Bishi Street Agodo Egbe where the transaction reportedly took place.
According to a report by NationalHelm, the man mentioned that he is still in doubt that he was the one that parted with such huge amount of money over an undisclosed business transaction.
It was gathered that what made the transaction suspicious was the way the suspect cut communication as soon as she got the money from Ukpebor. She reportedly absconded and disconnected every communication link with the victim.
The matter was reported to the police at X-Squad Ikeja Command who trailed and arrested her. She however admitted to duping the man of the sum of money but maintained that she would not be able to refund the money because she had spent it all.
“We had a business deal, but everything went wrong at a point and we couldn’t continue. He has been trying to get to me to get back his money, but at this moment, I have finished spending the entire sum of money”
Esther was charged to court thereafter and brought before the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Layinka for the alleged offence.
She however pleaded not guilty.
She was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. However, she was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition.
The matter could not go on because of the recent transfer of Magistrates in the judiciary which had affected Mrs. Layinka who was in charge of the matter. The matter was therefore adjourned till a later date when the new Magistrate fully resumes at Court 3 Ikeja, Lagos.