Blind Man Weeps In Court As Lady Dupes Him Of N1.5m

Posted on August 10, 2017

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

It was an emotional atmosphere at the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday as a 49-year old blind man, Bamidele Adebayo narrated how his 29-year old lover, Amina Aga took advantage of his blindness, used his bank ATM card and stole N1.5m he had in the account.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that this happened after Adebayo and members of his family sold their family house at Itire area of Lagos and shared the proceed among themselves.
Ogun State-born Adebayo narrated before the court how he met Amina who resided with them at Itire before the family house was sold, he relocated to Ejigbo area and she followed him.
He said Amina knew that they have sold their family house and shared the money, so she pestered him, promised to marry him and assist him to cure his blindness in abroad.

“She met me and told me that she will assist me to get drugs that will cure my blindness and I will see again and then, she will marry me and take good care of me and I trusted her and she started living with me” he narrated.

Adebayo said Plateau State-born Amina thereafter started living with him, took his ATM card and started withdrawing his money to procure her travel documents to escape abroad.
He said he did not know that was her plan until he was informed by his neighbours who knew what she was planning.
He narrated that it was neighbours that assisted him to arrest her and she was taken to the police at Ejigbo where she admitted that she stole the money.
The police then went to the bank, checked his account and it was empty as Amina has withdrawn all the money in the account.
At the police station she confessed that she had wanted to use the money to travel abroad where she will hustle and then add money to buy drugs that will cure Adebayo’s blindness.
Adebayo pleaded with the court to ask Amina to return his money to enable him feed as he cannot work because of his condition.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E. Adeyemi adjourned the matter till 28th of August, 2017 for continuation of trial.

P.M.EXPRESS had reported the alleged fraud by Amina who was arrested and charged before the court.
The incident happened at Alhaji Ganiyu Lawal Street where Adebayo lived with Amina before the alleged scam.
She pleaded guilty and was granted bail and the matter was adjourned for trial.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that it was not only Amina that took advantage of Adebayo’s predicament to defraud him, another lady identified as Rose also defrauded him to the tune of N1.2m and said to be on the run.

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