Native Doctor who Duped, Impregnated Client Remanded in Prison

The 42-year-old native doctor, Ifatade Elegbeleye, who allegedly duped and impregnated a female client in the Ipaja area of Lagos state, has been remanded in prison.

DAILY POST recalls that the accused, an indigene of Ekiti State, was arrested December 21, 2015, by the X-Squad section of the state State Police Command after the victim laid complaints.

Elegbeleye, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Olayinka, of a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Ikeja, on five counts bordering on the offences.

The 42-year-old native doctor, Ifatade Elegbeleye, who allegedly duped and impregnated a female client in the Ipaja area of Lagos state, has been remanded in prison.

DAILY POST recalls that the accused, an indigene of Ekiti State, was arrested December 21, 2015, by the X-Squad section of the state State Police Command after the victim laid complaints.

Elegbeleye, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Olayinka, of a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Ikeja, on five counts bordering on the offences.

The police alleged that the native doctor connived with two others at large to perpetrate the fraud and used the proceeds to build two houses, one in Lagos and the other in Ekiti State.

He was subsequently arraigned by a police prosecutor, Inspector Benson Emuerhi, on five counts bordering on fraud and unlawful detention of the complainant.

The prosecutor said the offences were punishable under sections 128, 266, 285, 312 cap 42 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.

The charges read in part, “That you, Ifatade Elegbeleye, and others now at large, sometime between March 2011 and April 2013, at Olude bus stop, Ipaja, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: stealing.

“That you and others now at large on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did prevail on the ordeal of the victim by invoking a spell on her as a result of which she lost her mental state.

“That you, Ifatade Elegbeleye, did fraudulently obtain N7.9m from her, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 312, Cap 42, of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and elected summary trial.

The presiding magistrate, Olayinka, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that the sureties must present evidence of tax payments.

She, however, ordered that the accused be remanded in the Kirikiri Prison pending the perfection of his bail, and adjourned the case till February 11, 2016 for mention.

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