On Tuesday, four people were arraigned before a magistrates’ court sitting in Yaba, Lagos for allegedly threatening the life of famous songstress, Tiwa Savage.
The defendants, Eniola Adeniyi, Donatus Osabanumonu, Idorenyi Okon and Michael Rodolphe are also accused of attempting to defraud the ‘Somebody Son’ crooner.
They were arraigned by the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on three counts of conspiracy, intent to defraud and threat to life.
According to the prosecutor, Idowu Oshubure, the defendants committed the offence on or before April 13, 2023.
Oshubure stated that the offences contravened and are punishable under Sections 411 and 388 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State and Section 14(3) of the Cyber Crime Prohibition Prevention Act, 2015.
“That you, Eniola Adeniyi, Donatus Osabanumonu, Idorenyi Okon, Michael Rodolphe, and others at large on or before April 13, 2023, in Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of Lagos, in this honourable court, with intent to commit the offence, fraudulently conspired among yourselves to conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace, to the annoyance of one Tiwa Savage and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 411 Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
“That you, on the aforementioned date within the same court jurisdiction, with intent to defraud, did fraudulently sent messages to one Tiwa Savage through phone no 09061665942 which caused her reasonable apprehension of threat to her life, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 14(3) of the Cyber Crime Prohibition Prevention Act, 2015”, the charge reads in part.
The four defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them and the counsel prayed the court to grant them bail.
After perusing the case file and seeking the consent of the prosecutor who did not object to bail, Magistrate Olatunbosun granted them bail in the sum of N300,000 with one responsible surety each in like sum.
The case was then adjourned to May 31, 2013, for mention.
The development comes following a failed attempt by some men to kidnap the music star recently.
The attempted kidnap was confirmed by the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Annex on April 15 and it was revealed that some suspects had been apprehended.