A lady by name Esther Alluya has been detained by the Lagos State Police Command over a fraud case. The woman was reported to have scammed one Mr. Emmanuel Ukpebor the sum of N5million.
The incident occurred at Yusuf Bishi Street Agodo Egbe where the transaction happened.
According to a report by NationalHelm, the man mentioned that he is still in doubt that she was the one that duped him with such huge amount of money over an unknown business transaction.
It was gathered that what made the transaction looks suspicious was the way the suspect cut communication as soon as she received the money from Ukpebor. She absconded and disconnected every communication link she had with the victim.
The matter was reported to the police at X-Squad Ikeja Command who trailed and detained her. She, however, agreed to dupe the man of the sum of money but maintained that she would not be able to refund the money because she had spent everything.
“We had a business deal, but everything went wrong at a point and we couldn’t continue. He has been trying to get to me to get back his money, but at this moment, I have finished spending the entire sum of money”
Esther was charged to court thereafter and brought before the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Layinka for the alleged offence.
She, however, pleaded not guilty. She was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. However, she was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition.
The matter could not go on because of the recent transfer of Magistrates in the judiciary which had affected Mrs. Layinka who was in charge of the matter. The matter was therefore adjourned till a later date when the new Magistrate fully resumes at Court 3 Ikeja, Lagos.