The police , on Wednesday , arraigned two women , Blessing Asugwa and Joy Ogbu, before the Lagos State Magistrates ’ Court sitting in Ebute Meta for allegedly defrauding a housewife of N 21m .
It was gathered that the duo obtained the money from one Amaka Joel on the pretext that it would be invested in a business , but this never materialised.
They were arraigned on three counts of obtaining under false pretences , fraud and theft .
Asugwa and Ogbu pleaded not guilty to the charges .
According to the police prosecutor , Oladele Adebayo , the women committed the offences between 2015 and 2017 at the Computer Village , Ikeja , Lagos .
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 287 , 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , 2015 .
Chief Magistrate O . O . Olatunji granted each of the defendants N 5 m bail with two sureties each in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till September 3 for mention.
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