Man In Mararaba Sues Wife and Son for Theft and Conspiracy

Chinyere Obilonu 63, and her son, Emmanuel Obilonu, 23 on Tuesday 19th Dec, appeared in a Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, for allegedly defrauding their husband and father respectively of N177,000.

The woman  and her son who reside at Sharp Corner, Mararaba, are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Hamen Donald, told the court that one Godwin Obilonu, a husband and a father to the defendants reported the matter at the divisional police station, Mararaba on Nov. 15.

Donald said that the defendants had conspired with one Mr Adache Godwin and used the complainant’s mobile phone to transfer N177, 000 to their various accounts without the complainant’s consent.

He added that N100, 000 was transferred to a UBA account; N50, 000, to an Access Bank account; and N27, 000, to a Fidelity Bank account.

The prosecutor said that in the course of investigations the account numbers were traced to the defendants.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 97 and 288 of the Penal Code.

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The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50, 000 each with a surety in like sum and said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must deposit two of their recent passport photographs each.

The case was adjourned to Jan. 29, 2018 for hearing.

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