A 46-year-old woman, Victoria Alaegbu, has been accused of using charm on her fiancé, Prince Hillary Unachukwu and running away with his $1.5 million (N295.5 million).
Alaegbu was said to have administered a noxious chemical substance on Unachukwu last December in Ikoyi, Lagos. The substance knocked him out between 8pm and midnight and gave Alaegbu time to steal the money and lock Unachukwu inside the house.
Unachukwu woke up when the charm wore off and shouted for help. Alaegbu was later arrested by the police. She was arraigned yesterday at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a five-count charge of conspiracy, attempt to kill, stealing, unlawful detention and possession of fake document.
Prosecuting Sergeant Nicholas Akpene said the defendant locked Unachukwu up inside his apartment with a padlock. The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant had a SIM card with number 07087773669, which was not registered in her name and address.
The registration of the SIM card was done with intent to commit fraud, he added. Alaegbu denied the charges.
Magistrate S. K. Matepo granted her N5 million bail with two sureties in the like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must swear to an affidavit of means and show evidence of tax payment. One of the sureties should be a relation of the accused.
The case was adjourned till February 10 for mention. Last Tuesday, the police arraigned Unachukwu’s 22-year-old security guard, Isaac Onoja, for conniving with unknown persons to steal the $1.5 million.
Onoja, from Benue State, had claimed that some unknown armed men forcibly entered the premises and tied him up before stealing the $1.5m from the complainant’s room.
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