Sexagenarian widow docked for allegedly defrauding tenant of N2.6m in Lagos

A 65-year-old widow, Chinyere Efienukwu, on Thursday
appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly
defrauded her tenant of N2.6 million.
Efienukwu had pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of
conspiracy, fraud and theft.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the
accused committed the offences on Dec. 12, 2017 around 1
p.m at Okira, Ilogbo Area of Badagry in Lagos.
Ekundayo said that the accused defrauded her tenant,
Maxwell Ahaotu, under the pretext of selling her late
husband’s uncompleted two bedroom building to the
complainant.
He added that the accused agreed to sell the uncompleted
building for N2.6 million and after Ahaotu paid the money
into her account she refused to hand over the necessary
documents to him.
The offences contravened sections 287, 314 and 411 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287
stipulates three years imprisonment; Section 314 prescribes
seven years imprisonment while Section 411 carries two
years imprisonment for offenders.
Magistrate Ade Adefulire granted bail to the accused in the
sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and
must have a minimum of N500,000 in their bank accounts.
He adjourned the case until March 1 for mention. (NAN)

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