Stephanie Otobo, the 23 year-old lady who claimed that Apostle Johnson Suleiman had a romantic affair with her, was docked on Monday in Lagos. She was docked at a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, and accused of conspiracy, blackmail, threat to life and an intent to steal.
She was charged along with a 43 year-old, man identified as Wisdom Godstime. The prosecutor, M. A Animashaun, informed the court that the defendants and others at large committed the alleged offence on February 14, 2017, at about 10:30am, at Police College, Ikeja Lagos.
He said the duo conspired to steal by demanding for property with menace and an attempt to extort money. Animashaun also said the defendants, with intent to blackmail, unlawfully demanded the payment of $1 million to Otobo by Apostle Suleiman, else she would call a press conference and accuse him of committing adultery with her and having illicit relationship with her and thereafter kill him.
The prosecutor further alleged that the defendants with intent to extort money from Suleiman, accused him of committing adultery with Otobo, and also promised to marry her. According to Animashaun, the offences committed are punishable under sections 411, 301 and 303 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.
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