50- year-old Raggae music star, Victor Essiet, of The Mandators fame, and one Patricia Enobong, have pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, felony, stealing and obtaining money under false pretence.
The Police arraigned the singer and his accomplice before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly obtaining $86,376 under false pretence but pleaded not guilty to the charges read to them in the court.
Police prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Samson Ekikere, had told the court, presided over by Magistrate Aje Afunwa, that the defendants committed the alleged offences in October 2009 at Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos.
He was accused of defrauding one Etim Maurice through Standard Chartered Bank under the false pretence of buying and delivering five Mack 4 trucks made to carry his goods.
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According to Vanguard, after their plea was taken, Magistrate Afunwa, however, granted them bail in the sum of N5 million with two sureties who must be blood relation, gainfully employed and have verifiable addresses.
The case was however adjourned till October 28, 2015, for trial. Recall that some days back, it was reported that the singer was kidnapped only to be discovered that he was arrested by the Police.
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It was gathered that Victor was apprehended over his failure to honour an agreement he signed in 2014 to pay up a debt he owed.
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