A 47-year-old man, Bayo Ayene, recounted on Wednesday, in First Instance District Court, Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly indulging in black magic, NAN reports.
The police charged the accused Byazin Across, Koboa and Abuja with criminal conspiracy, illegal juju and fraud.
Prosecuting attorney John Okpa told the court that the defendant, along with his colleagues, conspired and induced the complainant, Blessing Joseph, to hand over her earnings to them.
Okpa alleged that the defendant induced the complainant while indulging in juju, to hand over 2,334,350 naira in cash, four men’s shirts worth 40,000 naira and women’s dresses and trousers worth 32,000 naira.
The prosecuting attorney said that the defendant collected the things from the complainant in her shop, in Dotsy El Hajj, under the pretense of making her get more money.
He said that deceiving the defendant caused the complainant an unlawful loss, adding that the violation is a violation of the Penal Code.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty.
Judge Yahya Chishi allowed the defendant to be released on bail of 500,000 naira with one surety residing within the jurisdiction of the court.
Shishi said the surety must provide two recent passport photos, voter card or national identity card, and deposit N300,000 as security to the court.
The case was adjourned to January 17 for the hearing.
A man allegedly used black magic on a woman and defrauded her