Biz-woman Sent To Prison Over Alleged Usd77, 000 Theft


Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police (IGP)

Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police (IGP)

Paul Iyoghojie


A 39 years old business woman, Josephine Iwhoha has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly obtaining the sum of USD77, 000 from one Mrs. Jane Obinna Achumie under false pretence.

Iwhoha’s arrest was ordered by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos following a petition by Achumie and arraigned before a Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a 3-count charge of felony to wit. obtaining money under false pretence and stealing.

Police prosecutor, DSP Eshiet Eshiet informed the court in charge No. B/53/2017 that the accused committed the alleged offence in May 2017 in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

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Eshiet told the court that the accused collected the sum of USD77,000 from the complainant to help her exchange the money to naira equivalent of N25, 816, 775, but that she fail to fulfill the promise and instead converted the money to her personal use.

Eshiet said that the offence the accused committed was punishable under sections 409, 312(B) (3) and 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime in the open court and Chief Magistrate, Folashade Botoku admitted her on bail in the sum of N5 million with two sureties in like sum.

Botoku adjourned the case till 28 September, 2017 for mention and ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Kirikiri prison, pending when she is able to fulfill her bail conditions