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Police on Tuesday arrested four persons, Eniola Adeniyi, Donatus Osabanumonu, Idorenyi Okon and Michael Rodolphe before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for threatening the life of Tiwa Savage.
The Force’s Criminal Investigation Department, Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, were arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on three counts of conspiracy, intent to defraud and endangering life.
Prosecutor Idowu Oshubure told the court that the accused committed the offense on or before April 13, 2023.
About a week ago, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police, Alagbo, Ikoyi, Lagos, said it had arrested some people in connection with the alleged crime.
The botched plot was allegedly planned by Savage’s new housekeeper, who gave him vital information about him.
The charge sheet read in part: “You, Eniola Adeniyi, Donatus Osabanumonu, Idorenyi Okon, Michael Rodolphe and others openly on or before the 13th day of April, 2023 in this Honorable Court in Lagos State, Jurisdiction of Lagos, with intent to commit the crime of conspiracy to defraud to act in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace between you, to the annoyance of one Tiwa Savage and thereby commit an offense punishable under Penal Law 411 of Lagos State, 2015.
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“That on the above date, in the same jurisdiction of the court, with intent to defraud, you fraudulently sent messages to one Tiwa Savage through the telephone number 09061665942, which caused her to reasonably apprehend a threat to her life, and thereby committed an offense punishable under Sec. Cyber Crime Prohibition 2015 14.3 of the Prevention Law.
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Olatunbosun, after reviewing his file and granting leave to the prosecutor who did not contest the bail, granted the suspects bail in the sum of N300,000 with one surety in like sum each.
Mr. Olatunbosun adjourned the case to May 31, 2013 for mention.
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