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Man fronts His Wife as Sister to dupe Girlfriend almost N2m

More facts have emerged on what transpired between a single lady, Ogochukwu Okeke and her lover, Mr Ebuka Okeke who allegedly collected N1.9m from her under the false pretence of marrying her.

Okeke, who's already married, planned with his wife and introduced her to Ogochukwu as his sister to enable him obtain the money. Whenever Ogochukwu visited Okeke in his house, the wife will pretend that he was her elder brother and will give them privacy to stay as lovers.

According to PM Express, it went on like that for months until Okeke obtained the whole money before it got exposed when Okeke failed to marry her. The man was arrested and charged before a Lagos court for allegedly obtaining the money from Ogochukwu under the false pretence.

Apart from obtaining the money, Okeke brought a baked cake and used it to administer oath on her that she will not tell anyone that he collected the money to marry her. The incident happened between March and July this year at Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos where the suspect and the complainant reside.

The matter was reported to the Police at Area M Command, Idimu, and Okeke was arrested and taken to the Command for interrogation. He admitted that he collected the money from her and promise to marry her, but claimed that it was his family members that were not in support.

Okeke has been charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates court for obtaining under false pretence and placing the victim under false oath. He pleaded not guilty.

Presiding Magistrates, Akeem Fashola granted Okeke bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till October 18, 2017.