Crook! Man arraigned in court for stealing with juju

The accused slapped his victim with juju and reportedly made away with a sum of N80,000 and an iPad.

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The  Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos has charged a man, Gbenga Kalejaiye, for using charms to steal money from a woman.

The victim, Mary Musa was at the course of collecting an amount owed to her by a company which her late husband supplied diesel to.

Musa had been receiving unfavourable responses from the company which keeps on postponing her payment and allegedly used thugs to scare her off.

Inspector Clifford Ogu, a prosecutor in the matter narrated the story during a court session.

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“The complainant and her husband supplied N2 million worth of diesel to the organisation, but when the complainant’s husband died, the company refused to pay the money.

“Any time the complainant came for the money, the company would give one excuse or the other.”

“She kept knocking the gate and all of a sudden, a vehicle arrived with six thugs ordering her to leave and warned her not to come back to the company.

“When the complainant insisted on collecting her money, the accused and others brought out charms tied around their waists and hit her, and she fell.

“When she regained consciousness, she ran for her dear life and the accused pursed and snatched her bag.

“The accused ransacked her handbag and stole one iPad valued at N80,000 and a cash of N45,000, totaling N125,000."

Luckily, Musa saw a team of policemen and approached them concerning what had happened to her.

The law officers intervened and arrested Kalejaiye who was abandoned by members of his gang.

“When the accused sighted the policemen coming toward them, they rushed back into their vehicle, drove off leaving the accused behind", Ogu said.

Following his not guilty plea, Court Magistrate, Mrs T. Akanni granted the accused bail in the sum of N150,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned till December 5, 2016 for further hearing.

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