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Siblings arraigned for defrauding woman of $98,700

Two siblings, Godwin Enahoro and Rosemary Enahoro, were on Friday arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos Island for allegedly defrauding a woman by obtaining $98,700, which is equivalent to N74.2m under the pretence of helping her recover her property.

The defendants are facing 10 counts of conspiracy, impersonation, obtaining, stealing, threat to life and receiving stolen property.

The prosecutor, Inspector Cyriacus Osuji, told the court that the first defendant and others still at large conspired to commit the offence.

He said the incident took place between June 7 and 13, 2023 in Lagos.

Osuji said the first defendant, on July 7, 2023, fraudulently obtained $13,500, from one Catherin Faw.

The prosecutor also said on June 13, the first defendant further obtained $85,200, from the complainant.

He accused the first defendant of falsely presenting himself to Faw as an INTERPOL agent in a position to help her recover her property.

Osuji also told the court that the second defendant received N10m, being proceeds of fraud, property of Faw.

The siblings pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail by Magistrate E. O. Ogunkanmi in the sum of N5m each with two sureties in like sum.

The magistrate adjourned the case till August 25, 2023, for mention, while the defendants were remanded pending the perfection of their bail conditions.