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Herbalist in court for ‘obtaining N10.7 million under false pretences’

A herbalist, Owojori Awobode, who allegedly conspired with other collaborators to obtain N10.7 million from a businessman under false pretences, was on Monday charged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Awobode, 47, who resides at 4, Remo Road, Ile Ife, Osun, is standing trial for conspiracy, stealing and obtaining by false pretences.

The Prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed in September 2020 at Ayobo Ipaja, Lagos.

Ogu alleged that the defendant and others at large obtained N10.7 million from Mr Atanda Bamidele on false pretences of praying over his money to boost his trade.

The prosecutor also alleged that all efforts to see the defendant and his collaborators who were still at large, failed.

He told the court that the herbalist was later arrested, following information regarding his whereabouts.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 287, 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs S.K. Matepo, granted him bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

Matepo adjourned the case until July 7 for mention.

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