A self-styled Alfa, 45-year-old Adeleke Isiaka, is facing trial at a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly obtaining $50,000 (N8.5m) from a man on the pretext of praying on the money to make his
The accused is charged with a three-count offence of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretences and stealing.
He, however, denied the charge.
The Police Prosecutor, Mr. Sylvester Azubuike, of the Special Fraud Unit, Lagos, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in March 2013 at Abdul Oladejo Avenue, Mokore Town, Wawa, off Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He alleged that the accused obtained the sum of $50,000 (N8.5m) from the complainant, Mr. Ismail Abdul, to offer special prayers for Allah’s blessings on the money to enable the complainant to purchase two trucks and for his business to be free from all spiritual problems.
“The accused bolted with the money after collecting it,” Azubuike said.
Justice Muslim Hassan granted the accused bail in the sum of N1m with one surety in like sum and that the surety must provide three-year tax clearance.
He ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison pending when the bail conditions would be satisfied.
Trial has been fixed for September 15.