Single Mother, 45, Docked For Swindling Lover, 75, Of N6m

Posted on May 15, 2024
MICHAEL AKINOLA 
A 45-year old single mother, Azeez Sekinat, has been arrested and charged in Lagos State for allegedly swindling her 75-year old lover, Ogundare Kolawole, to the tune of the sum of N6m after inducing him to sell his house. 
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Aro-Oloye Street, Abaranje, Ikotun area of ,Lagos where Pa Kolawole resides.
According to the residents, the complainant, Pa Kolawole, was reportedly abandoned by his children who are grown ups and he was living alone until he met Sekinat and they became lovers. While Pa Kolawole was providing the money, Sekinat was offering him all the services and care he needed to be comfortable and he decided to hand her his ATM cards to be making withdrawals from his bank accounts as she wanted for their feeding and other responsibilities.
However, trouble started for Sekinat when Pa Kolawole sold one of his houses and the money was paid into his Access Bank account with number,  0007299506, which Sekinat had his ATM.
Pa Kolawole’s children, who were said to have abandoned him over the years and faced their own families, heard that he sold his house and went to him to stop the transaction as the buyers agreed to take their money back.
When they asked Pa Kolawole to bring the money to refund the buyer, they discoverered that it was Sekinat that had his ATM cards and had withdrawn the amount in question over a period.
This angered the children who reported the matter to the Police at Ikotun Division. Sekinat and the agent, Victor Aluko, 70,  who brought the buyers of the house and detained them at the station for interrogation over their alleged conduct.
During investigation, the Police discovered that Sekinat and Aluko were culpable for the several withdrawals of Pa Kolawole’s money from his bank account and consequently charged them before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court for the alleged offence.
They were charged for conspiracy and stealing by transferring Pa Kolawole’s money from his bank account and converting it to their personal use.
However, they pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Njue, then asked the Court to give a date for hearing since they pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove that they actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A.K. Dosumu-Uthman, granted them bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum, who must show evidence of means of livelihood and tax payment while addresses verified by the Court.
The matter was adjourned till 3rd June, 2024, for mention while the defendants were remanded in custody at the correctional centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when they will perfect their bail conditions.

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