Blind Man Duped of 2.7 Million Naira By Lovers
Barely days after a 29-year-old woman, Amina Aga, was arrested and charged before a Lagos court for allegedly obtaining 1.5 million Naira from her blind lover, Bamidele Adebayo, another woman has also defrauded the same Adebayo of 1.2 million Naira.
The woman identified as Rose, who is now on the run, allegedly obtained the money from Adebayo on the pretence of renting a shop to start a business venture and then marrying the victim with the assurance that she would take care of him as a wife.
It was gathered that when Rose obtained the money, he abandoned Adebayo and ran away with the money.
According to their neighbours, the departure of Rose gave room for Aga to move into Adebayo’s house as new lover and allegedly defrauded him under another false pretence.
The incident happened at Alhaji Ganiyu lawal street in Ejigbo, Lagos where Adebayo resided before he got blind.
When Rose heard what happened to Aga and that Adebayo mentioned her in the alleged fraud, she reportedly locked her shop and absconded.
Adebayo narrated his ordeal to Aga about how he was blinded four years ago and how his wife abandoned him because of his blindness.
Aga promised to assist him get treatment abroad and he would regain his sight.
However, she told him that the treatment would cost him up to five million Naira.
She asked Adebayo to bring any amount he could afford as she was ready to add the balance for the trip and the medical bill.
While Aga was about to travel to abroad, the neighbours got wind of how she obtained the money and immediately contacted the police at Ejigbo Division.
Aga was arrested and taken to the station where police investigation revealed that she obtained the money from Adebayo to escape abroad.
She told the police that she had used it to obtain traveling documents to Dubai.
She was brought to Ejigbo Magistrates Court recently and arraigned for stealing under the Criminal Code where she pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the like sum.
The court ordered her remand in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition.
The matter was adjourned.