Fake traditional ruler in court for allegedly defrauding woman of N51m



A 26- year- man, Moses Olaitan who impersonated a traditional ruler and defrauded a woman of N51 million Thursday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

police charged Olaitan, a barber who resides at Iyana Governor Road, Idi- Iroko, Ogun State, with  impersonation, stealing , obtaining by false pretenses and threat life.

prosecution counsel, ASP Raji Akeem, told court that defendant committed the July 17, at Ojokoro area of Lagos .

Akeem alleged that defendant and some others, at , collected N51 million from Miss Joy Okoro, prepare a concoction for ”ritual cleansing” so that she can become a queen.

Akeem added that the defendant impersonated be Oba Elegunshi social media, professed love to the complainant and told him to come to Nigeria from London where she stays.

“The defendant told her that she would undergo a ritual cleansing before she can come to the palace and be a queen and linked her with some at .

The , he said, contravened the provisions of sections 56, 287, 314 , 380 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however ,pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate O. I Adelaja admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N51million with two sureties in likesum.

Adelaja adjourned the case until July 5 for mention.()