Woman allegedly ‘charms’ her daughter lover… guy runs mad


62-year-old businesswoman, Adewumi Sanusi, allegedly charmed her daughter’s boy friend with concocted substance to drink.

The woman, who resides at Balogun Street, Oshodi, Lagos, appeared in Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday in Lagos, facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and trial by ordeal.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, told the court that Mrs. Sanusi conspired with one Alfa, a cleric currently at large, to commit the offence at about 7:45p.m on November 19 in Oke- Oshodi area.

Sgt. Ajebe said the woman claimed that the boyfriend, Mbanude Ogochukwu, stole her daughter’s laptop from the shop when he came on a visit. The prosecutor added that she consulted an Alfa, who made some incantations inside water and forced Ogochukwu to drink it.

He said “Ogochukwu ran mad immediately after taking the water.”

The prosecutor stated that the accused refused to stabilise and return Ogochukwu to a sane person, hence the report.

The case, according to Sgt. Ajebe, was reported to the police by one of Ogochukwu’s nephew, Joel Chiemeka.

The offences of using charms on people contravened sections 127 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The Section 127 prescribes a 10-year jail term for convicted offenders.

The woman pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Chief Magistrate, Alexandre Komolafe, granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned to January 18, 2017, for trial.

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