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Price Of Trust Woman in prison after boyfriend absconds with N7.2M diesel

A young woman has been remanded in prison custody after her lover absconded with the product he was meant to supply to customers.

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A 25-year-old woman, Joy Okeke, has been remanded in prison custody after her boyfriend, Ekene Ofoagbu, allegedly absconded with 40,000 liters of diesel worth N7.2 million.

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Punch reports that Ofoagbu, a driver of an oil servicing company, Northbridge Oil, was sent by the company in Lagos to deliver the product to some customers in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 1, 2016, when he diverted the fuel and fled to an unknown destination.

After the company made concerted efforts to get Ofoagbu to no avail, they decided to arrest his girlfriend as well the man who stood as a guarantor for him, Lukman Kelani, a teacher.

It was gathered that after a futile attempt to reach Ekene, the company reported the matter to the police which eventually recovered the company’s empty tanker in Anambra State.

The police then traced the prime suspect to his residence in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos and arrested Okeke who lived with him.

During interrogation, the lady who denied knowledge of Ofoagbu's whereabouts, said:

“We have been together for four months now. I only know he hails from Abia State. I don’t know any of his family.

We were at home on that day when he was called from the office to take fuel to Port Harcourt. He called me two days after, requesting that I send him recharge cards which I did.

He said the vehicle he traveled in was faulty. I was surprised when I was told by the police that he diverted the fuel and fled.”

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Okeke and Kelani were arraigned at the Tinubu Magistrates' Court where the presiding magistrate, Mrs. M.B. Folami, ordered that they be remanded in prison custody pending when they would perfect their bail conditions which were pegged at N2 million each and two sureties in like sum.

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