21 November 2017
By Chidiebere Ejike
A 37-year-old woman, Oyeranti Martins, has been sued by the police in Ibadan, Oyo State, at an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly obtaining N7 million under false pretence.
The accused, who resides at Plot 6, Afolabi Femi Street, All Saint Road, Idi-Ishin, Ibadan, is facing a five-count charge on obtaining money under false pretence.
Salewa Ahmed, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence between 2014 and 2015.
He said, “Martins fraudulently collected N6 million from Osubu Adenike on the pretext of selling shares of First City Monument Bank to her.
“She also fraudulently collected N1 million from Florence Oluwawemida on the pretext of selling shares to her, knowing same to be false.”
Ahmed added that the accused converted the N7 million collected from the complainants to her use noting that the offences contravened sections 383, 419, 516 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
However, Martins pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs. M.A. Amole-Ajimoti, granted the accused bail at N500,000 with two sureties.
She noted that one of the sureties must be a relation of the accused and adjourned the case till December 22 for mention.