Lagos Prince Arraigned For Alleged Theft

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A 24-year-old man, Ayinde Oniru and another suspect Adekunle
Usman were yesterday arraigned before a Lagos chief magistrate’s court, sitting
at Ebute Metta, for allegedly stealing from two women under the pretence of importing
and delivering some goods to a Lagos Oba, City People reports. The defendants
are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and impersonation
preferred against them by the Police.
The prosecutor, Feddy Asu, told the court that the defendants
fraudulently obtained some goods worth N3.5 million between March and May from
one Princess Adeleke with the pretext that the goods would be delivered to a
Lagos monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi.Asu also stated
that the items that were collected from the victims included some note books,
one i-phone 5, one i-pad tablet, assorted wrist watches, gold jewellery and
cash sum of N250,000.

The duo were also said to have obtained N500,000 from one
Jelli Elias with a promise that they would help him to buy a landed property at
Lekki. The prosecutor further informed the court that Oniru, falsely
represented himself to a Diamond Bank branch as one Adeniyi Elegushi. The
Magistrate however admitted the defendants in bail, in the sum of N500,000,
with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the matter till August 4, for
mention.

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