Doctor drags ex-wife to court over alleged misappropriation

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A medical doctor, Lawson Apkulonu  on Wednesday dragged his ex-wife, Angel Chetachi, before a  Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, over alleged misappropriation of funds from his privately owned school.

Chetachi, who resides in Kuruduma II village, Asokoro,  Abuja, is charged with five counts of  criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, criminal intimidation, criminal misappropriation and cheating.

The Prosecution counsel, Noel Omeje, told the court that Akpulonu of  Kpaduma Hills, Asokoro Abuja, reported the matter at the Asokoro Police Station on June 22,2017 and was later transferred to the Garki Police Command, Abuja.

Noel alleged that  the complainant, in 2010 entrusted the school, Bright Star Academy, Kpaduma Hills, Asokoro to the defendant to run.

He told the court that as a the time of their divorce in 2016,  Chetachi, converted the proceeds to her personal use.

The prosecutor in addition  alleged that the defendant used intimidation to force the complainant to stay off the property.

According to the prosecutor, the offence, contravened the provisions of sections 97,312,397,309 and 322 of the Penal Code

The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the  charges and her counsel,  Christopher Emeka-Izima applied for her bail in the most liberal terms.

Magistrate Njideka Iheme-Nwosu admitted her to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Iheme-Nwosu ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should provide means of livelihood to be verified by the court’s registrar.

She adjourned the matter until May 13, for hearing.(NAN)

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