A young man identified as Chukwuemeka
Obodozie, 29, has been arrested and charged
before a Magistrate’s court sitting in Ejigbo,
Lagos State, for allegedly obtaining N280, 000
from Ogechi Obinma under the false pretence of
engaging her in marriage. The money was said
to be part of their bargain to get married.
According to Obinma, Obodozie told her that he
needed money to clear goods that his elder
brother sent to him from abroad, to enable them
perform an introduction and traditional marriage.
Unknown to her, Obodozie had perfected plans to
dump her and marry the woman he had already
When Obinma later went to his house, she saw a
woman heavily pregnant and when she asked to
know who she was, Obodozie confessed that he
impregnated the woman and needed money to
take care of her and that was why he demanded
the money from her.
He asked her to forget the money and see it as
a prize she had to pay for their relationship that
lasted for over two years. Obinma accepted her
fate but requested that Obodozie paid her money
in full as she would not be responsible for the
finance of his marriage.
Obodozie reportedly threatened to kill her, the
matter was reported to the police and Obodozie
was arrested and charged to court with obtaining
money under false pretence and threat to life. He
pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the
sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum...