A 29-year old man has been arrested and charged before Magistrate’s court sitting in Ejigbo for allegedly obtaining money from his jilted lover under the false pretence of engaging her in marriage in Lagos state, western Nigeria.
P.M.News reports that the suspect, Chukwuemeka Obodozie allegedly obtained N280, 000 from Ogechi Obinma which she gave as part of their bargain to get married.
However, after obtaining the money, he left her and married another woman he had impregnated.
According to the victim, she entered into a relationship and he promised to consummate into marriage.
He told her that he needed money to clear goods that his elder brother sent to him from abroad to enable them perform an introduction and traditional marriage.
Unknown the Obinma, Obodozie had perfected plans to dump her and marry the woman he had already impregnated in Lagos.
But when Obinma later went to Obodozie’s house at 39 Ilesunmi street off Ijegun road in Ikotun and saw a woman heavily pregnant she became very suspicious.
When Obinma asked to know who she was, Obodozie then confessed to Obinma that he impregnated the woman and needed money to take care of her and that was why he demanded the money from her.
It was gathered that he asked her to forget the money and see it as a prize she had to pay for their relationship that lasted for over two years.
Obinma accepted her fate and loss in the love game but she requested that Obodozie paid her money in full as she would not be responsible for the finance of Obodozie’s marriage.
When Obinma insisted, Obodozie reportedly threatened to kill her, he threatened her at her house and office in Ikotun area of Lagos.
The matter was reported to the police at Ikotun division and Obodozie was arrested and charged to court with obtaining money under false pretence and threat to life.
When he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi granted Obodozie bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Obodozie was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.