A Nigerian based in South Africa who brought back his family to Nigeria from South Africa has landed in prison custody at Kirikiri,
Lagos State, western Nigeria, over alleged infidelity.
followed his arraignment before a Magistrates’ court in Ejigbo for
allegedly defrauding his secret lover under false claims.
44-year-old Raph Emmason, was arrested by the police at Shasha after he
allegedly defrauded Miss Glory Chukwu to the tune of N400,000 under
false pretence of procuring her a Visa and taking her to South Africa as
P.M.NEWS gathered that Emmason from Mbano in Imo State
had lived in South Africa for nine years and decided to relocate his
wife, Rita, and two children to Nigeria.
He provided accommodation
for them in Port Harcourt in Rivers State and told his wife he was
returning to South Africa. And his wife believed him.
Unknown to Rita, Emmason allegedly went and hid in Abuja with his lover, Glory for several months.
Whenever he called Rita on phone, he would pretend that he was in South Africa.
also allegedly lied to his lover, Glory, that he was not yet married
and promised to marry her and to take her and her three brothers,
Uchenna, Okoye and Onyimba to South Africa.
Glory believed him and they were living together in Glory’s apartment as husband and wife as well using Glory’s official car.
He further allegedly demanded some money from her to add to his own to procure four visas which she gave him.
gathered that after he collected the money, he dumped her and relocated
to Lagos and went and lodged in a hotel with another woman.
He did not procure any visa nor return Glory’s money.
Glory later traced him to a hotel where he lodged in Lagos and invited the police to arrest him.
the police requested for the money, he said he had used it to procure
three visas which the police later discovered were fake.
Emmason was charged to court with obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code.
pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs J. O. E. Adeyemi
granted him bail with two sureties who must show evidence of tax
He was remanded in prison pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
When his wife, Rita, was contacted, she insisted that Emmason was in South Africa.
It was when she was persuaded to go to the court to verify that she discovered that it was actually her husband.
She and other members of his family who followed her left the court premises in disbelief and dejected.
The matter was adjourned till 19 October, 2015.
Source: PM News