Native doctor charged with N21.1m fraud, attempted murder

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LAGOS – A 45-year-old native doctor, Jamiu Alao, was Monday charged with defrauding of N21.1 million and attempted murder at an Igbosere ’ Court, Lagos.

Jamiu, who lives at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, is facing of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and attempted murder.

He pleaded guilty to the .

But the prosecutor, Cpl. Innocent Odugbo, told the court Alao committed the offences with others still at large sometime in April at Mayfair Estate, Ajah in Lekki.

He said the native doctor collected N3million from Mr Raimi Oluwaseyi under the guise of giving him spiritual .

The prosecutor said the accused had April 8 at Ijabi Quarters, Ijebu-Ode, also collected 116,000 dollars (N19.1million) from Oluwaseyi and King David Orji the pretext of protecting them spiritually.

“The native doctor gave the complainants a substance to drink for spiritual and directed it be consumed at a residence in Lagos.

“Orji and Oluwaseyi drank the substance which turned out to be an acid,’’ Odugbo said.

According to Odugbo, the complainants had to travel abroad to seek urgent attention for internal injuries they received.

He said the offences contravened Sections 228(2), 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

Section 228 (2) recommends life imprisonment for attempted murder.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. Olanipekun, granted the native doctor bail in the sum of N500, 000 with sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to June 30 for mention. (NAN)