A 20-year old lady, Miss Chinaza Philip, whose mother, Mrs. Chinasa Philip, used her bank account in Lagos to defraud ladies she had promised to procure traveling documents to travel abroad, has told the Police that her mother was a dubious woman.
The embittered 20-year old Chinaza revealed that her mother had been involved in many criminal acts to the extent that she abandoned her four children, separated from their father and had been going about committing various crimes in the society.
Miss Chinaza was traced and arrested by the Police at Ejigbo Division after the Police traced the bank account which her mother had used to defraud some victims and escaped in Lagos.
The mother was said to have lodged at King Solomon Hotel, where she contacted the victims namely Chinwe Obiefuna, Ifunanya Ijero, Mulilat Adeola and others and collected to the tune of N640,000.
Mrs. Chinasa Philip was said to have promised the victims that she will assist them to procure visas, other travel documents and get jobs for them abroad.
She provided the bank account details of her daughter, Chinaza, where they reportedly paid in the whole money. She then collected her daughter’s ATM card, withdrew the money and escaped.
The victims, after waiting for the documents to no avail, reported the alleged fraud to the DPO, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, who moved into investigation and arrested Mrs. Chinasa. It was then that the daughter, Chinaza, told the Police that she knew nothing about the fraud despite her mother using her bank account for the transaction.
She was then asked to bring her mother. She contacted the mother but she refused to show up and left Chinaza to her fate.
The Police found Chinaza culpable and later charged her before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for conspiracy and fraud.
She pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, asked the Court to give a date for hearing since Chinaza pleaded not guilty for Police to prove that she actually committed the offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. T.O. Shomade, granted her bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail conditions. The matter was adjourned till 16th October, 2019.
While Chinaza was being taken to prison, she wept bitterly and insisted that she knew nothing about the transaction.