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Herbalist in court for allegedly defrauding woman N14,500 for ‘protection charm’

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A 25-year – old fake herbalist, Afirosi Akinsola , on Wednesday, appeared in an Ota Magistrates ’ Court in Ogun State for allegedly swindling one Blessing Oladele of N 14, 500 for the preparation of a “ protection ” charm for her.

Akinsola , who lives at No . 8 Damola St . , Atan, Ota , is facing two counts of obtaining money under false pretence and threat to life.

The Prosecutor , Sgt. Chudu Gbesi , told the court that the accused committed the offences on October 25 at about 10am at Olohunda , Atan, Ota .

Gbesi said that the accused collected N 14, 500 from the complainant, with a promise to prepare a charm for her for protection .

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He said that when the complainant asked the accused to return her money when he failed to deliver the charm , he threatened her.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 86 and 419 of the Criminal Code Vol . 1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused , however , pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Senior Magistrate , Mr G. E . Akan, granted the accused bail in the sum of N 5, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akan ordered that the sureties must reside within the court ’ s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed, with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government .

The case was adjourned until November 21 for further hearing.

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(NAN )

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