33-year-old Chineye Chinwuba, says her attempt to quit a love affair with Chidi Anyaegbu, the CEO of Chisco Transport Limited [pictured above], is what has led to her being charged for threatening his life.
According to her, the two started having an affair in 2012, which made the Chisco boss to give her a two-room apartment in one of his houses in Lekki.
The defendant also told the open court that it was Anyaegbu who brought her to Lagos from Onitsha in Anambra State on August 5, 2012. She said Anyaegbu was her lover and that they started dating immediately she got to Lagos, adding that their initial agreement was for him to help her get a job which he promised but failed to do.
She added that it was when she decided to end the affair that he began to use the police and courts to harass her.
“I told him I was quitting the relationship and ever since then, he has been harassing me. Last December, he took me to Tinubu magistrate’s court, alleging that I stole his N1.5 million. He told me that the only way he could forget about the matter was for me to continue with the relationship. I only sent him an insulting text message, I never sent him a death threat.
On March 15, he sent at least eight thugs to my house and they threw my things and my little boy out. The people in the compound were aware of the incident. He then said he had rented another apartment for me at Ikoyi, which is where I am currently living but I insisted the relationship could not continue.
Last Sunday, while I was at home, a Police Inspector came in to my apartment and told me that I was under arrest. The case at the Tinubu court is still ongoing.”
Vanguard reports that the defendant, who is facing a one-count charge preferred against her by the police, was docked before Magistrate Nike Olagbende. The prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Agustine Onwuemene, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between November 2013 and August 20, 2014, at about 4pm, at 15 Ruxton road at Ikoyi area of Lagos.
He said that she sent a threat text message to one Chief Chidi Anyaegbu, Chief Executive Officer of Chisco Transport Limited, that she was going to eliminate him and his family and that they will go to hell fire for eternity.
According to the prosecutor, the offence is punishable under Section 230 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
Earlier, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the one count charge against her.
Her counsel, Amaka Nwafor, urged the court to grant the defendant bail in the most liberal term, adding that the matter is just an allegation until the suspect is proven guilty. The prosecutor said he was not going to oppose the bail application, adding that he has two witnesses in court, saying although the complainant was not in court, there was a representative from his company.
Nwafor, however, told the magistrate that the matter could not be conducted in proxy, that the complaint has to be in court too.
Magistrate Olagbende granted the defendant bail in the sum of N25,000 and one responsible surety in like sum. She adjourned the matter till September 8, 2014 for trial.