Wife sues husband for allegedly defrauding her of N71m, court dismisses case

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogba, Lagos State has dismissed a suit filed by one Mrs Tega James against her husband, Mr Lucky James over allegations of fraud.

The plaintiff dragged that her husband to court for allegedly defrauding her of the sum of N71 million (Seventy One Million Naira).

James, 47, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate L.A. Owolabi of the Samuel Ilori Court, Ogbà, Lagos State on October 4, 2022.

But in a Certified True Copy of the judgment dated February 2, 2023, and made available to The Punch, on Thursday, Justice Owolabi dismissed the case against Lucky because his wife had agreed to withdraw the case.

The judgment read in part; “This ruling is predicated on the application for the withdrawal of the charge by the complainant, James Amanda Tega.

“The prosecutor led the complainant in evidence to confirm her intention and whether she indeed intended to withdraw the complaint leading to this charge against the defendant. She confirmed on oath that she wants to withdraw the complainant leading to this charge.

“I have reviewed the uncontroverted oral evidence of James Amanda Tega and am satisfied that the complainant intends to withdraw the complaint leading to this charge against the defendant. Accordingly, charge number MIK/E/61/22 be and is hereby dismissed, dated this 2nd day of February 2023.”

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