A 34-year-old businesswoman, Stella Ezeufoh, who denied knowing her lover whom she allegedly scammed of N3.3 million, was on Monday arraigned in court in Lagos.
The police charged Ezeufoh, who resides in Dopemu, Lagos, with obtaining money under false pretences and theft.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, alleged that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 30 at Cement, Lagos.
Ayorinde alleged that the defendant obtained the money from Mr George Abo, under the false pretext.
“The defendant fraudulently collected the money from the complainant with a promise of helping him to buy a car. She did not buy the car but converted the money to her own.
“When the complainant later came to ask for the car, she denied knowing him.
“The complainant reported the case and the defendant was arrested,” the prosecutor said.
The offence, Ayorinde said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 carries three years’ imprisonment for stealing while section 314 attracts 15 years for obtaining money under false pretences.
Magistrate B.O. Osunsanmi admitted the defendant to in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties as part of the bail condition.