A randy man, Mr. Coker Olakunle has been arrested in Lagos after he tricked a lady, Esther Onifade, and obtained N2.9m from her under false pretence.
According to reports, the suspect was alleged to have defrauded the victim Esther Onifade, relocated, used part of the money to marry another lady and then abandoned the victim.
The incident happened in year 2016 in Ogba area of Lagos where the suspect and the victim resided.
The alleged scam was later discovered by the victim who wrote a petition to the Area Commander, Area G Command, Ogba, Lagos and Mr. Olakunle was arrested.
On how the suspect managed to defraud the victim to the tune of such amount and it was revealed by police source that the victim trusted the defendant and believed that they were into a serious relationship.
However, it turned out that Olakunle was not straightforward and was able to deceive her through false claims and the victim fell into the trap.
Police sources alleged that Olakunle had approached Esther and informed her that he was given a contract in Abuja to execute. He was said to have lied and claimed that he needed money to execute the contract and thereafter he will refund her the money.
He was said to have also shown her the documents to prove that there was really a contract and then solicited for financial assistance from her. The victim believed him, went to her bank and transferred the money into his Diamond Bank account with number 0033668667.
However, after collecting the money he bolted away, disconnected every communications with the victim, got married to another lady and went into hiding.
When it was obvious that she had been duped, she wrote a petition to the Area Commander, Area G, Ogba, Lagos who trailed Olakunle and later arrested him two years after.
Police sources said that the suspect admitted that he collected the money and had used the money to solve his personal problems including marriage rites and will not be able to refund the money to her.
He was bought to Ogba Magistrates court before the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Adedayo who ordered that the matter be transferred to court 12 for prosecution.
Reports also confirmed that Olakunle was arraigned for fraud and criminal conversion and remanded in prison custody after he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail.
However, he will remain in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition as the matter was adjourned.