A 35-year old man who fraudulently obtained money and engaged a woman in marathon sex under the false pretence of marrying her has been arraigned before the Oshodi Magistrates’ Court, Lagos Southwest Nigeria, and remanded in prison custody at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons, Apapa for fraud.
The man, Amaechi Odife who was deported from the United States of America, the police prosecutor alleged, promised to buy a car and take his lover, Ginikachi Adika, to the United States of America, if she will sleep with him and marry him. Unknown to Adika, Odife was jobless and recently deported from the US.
She reportedly accommodated him and they started living together in Adika’s house at 7, Amusa Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos.
The woman, living on false hope, gladly accepted the offer and started spending her money on Odife and engaged in sex with him.
The woman became anxious when the accused refused to introduce any of his relations to her for them to organise a wedding.
Odife later took her to a prophet who prophesised to them that God said that they should not live as husband and wife. The embittered woman discovered after five months of living together that Odife was deported and jobless and had no plans of going back to the US, talkless of taking her along.
Angered by Odife’s behavior, Adika went to the Makinde Police Station and reported what happened.
Odife was arrested and charged to court under sections 419 and 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap.17, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria.
When the matter came up at the court, he pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Osho Adebiyi granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 (about $330) with one surety.
The matter has suffered two adjournments because the complainant refused to show up in court to testify against the accused.