The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State Command, has arraigned a man identified as Samuel Oni, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, for reportedly scamming a sex worker, Blessing Olaitan, of N120,000.
Olaitan on Thursday during the proceeding said that she was a professional sex worker, noting that after having sexual intercourse with her, the defendant allegedly took N80,000 from her with a promise to transfer the money alongside her N15,000 professional fee to her account.
She added that she later discovered that she received a fake alert from Oni who was arraigned before the court on two-count bordering on conspiracy and stealing.
The charge read, “That you, Samuel Oni, and others at large on March 2023, at Alagbaka, Akure, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did conspire with yourselves to commit a criminal offence to with (sic) stole a sum of one hundred and twenty thousand naira of Mrs Blessing Olaitan, thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 37, Vol 1 Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
“That you, Samuel Oni, on March 1, 2023, at Alagbaka, Akure, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did steal a sum of one hundred and twenty thousand naira of Mrs Blessing Olaitan, thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 37, Vol 1 Laws of Ondo State, 2006.”
The defendant, however, claimed not to be guilty of the charges.
Barrister E.O Nifemi, the defence counsel, asked the court to grant Oni bail but the counsel to NSCDC, mr David Ebriku, opposed the bail application, asking the court to remand the defendant.
Magistrate Tope Aladejana, while ruling on the case granted the defendant bail with a sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till April 17, 2023, for hearing.
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