Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, FSARS on Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island, have arraigned a businesswoman, Mojisola Oluwakemi Ajayi before a Lagos Magistrate’s court for allegedly obtaining the sum of N39,375,000 from a businessman, Mr Samuel Olusanya Bajomo under false pretence.
Police AIG in charge of FSARS, Fimihan Adeoye ordered his men led by SP Theophilus Nwankpa to arrest and investigate the accused following a petition by Bajomo.
Ajayi was charged before the Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, on a three count charge of felony to wit, obtaining money by false pretence and stealing.
Police Counsel, Abraham Fadipe informed the court in charge No. A/23/2020 that the defendant committed the offence between 16 March, 2018 and 6 March, 2020 at 14, Asenuga Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
Fadipe told the court that the defendant tricked the complainant, Samuel Bajomo and collected the sum of N39,375,000 from him with the pretense to help him purchase a landed property with a complete building at Pavilion Estate, Wumba District, Abuja, Nigeria.
He said the defendant prepared a forge acknowledgement deposit letter for one unit of 3 bedroom terrace at Pavilion Estate, Wumba District, Abuja to deceive the complainant and collected the money from him.
The defendant, according to Fadipe, after collecting the money from the complainant, fled and converted the money to her personal use before she was later arrested at a hide out in Lagos following a tip off.
He said the offence the defendant committed were punishable under sections 313, 314, 287(7)(9)(e) and 365(3)(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the Chief Magistrate, B.O Osunsanmi granted her bail in the sum of N2m with two sureties, one of whom must own a landed property in Lagos.
The case was adjourned till 16 September, 2020.
Meanwhile, the defendant has been detained at the FSARS Command, Lagos till she meet the bail conditions.