The Lagos Police Command on Monday arraigned Stephanie Otobo, the alleged ex-lover of Apostle Johnson Suleman, before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, over alleged intent to steal, and blackmail.
The 23-year old who claimed to have had an affair with the cleric is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, blackmail and threat to life preferred against her by the police.
She was also charged alongside one Wisdom Godstime.
During court hearing, the prosecutor, M.A. Animashaun, said that the defendants and others at large committed the alleged offence on February 14, 2017, at about 10:30 a.m., at Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.
Animashaun further said that the duo conspired to steal by demanding for property and money.
The prosecutor also claimed that the defendants with intent to blackmail a man of God, unlawfully demanded the immediate payment of $1million to Otobo by Suleman, 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.
He further alleged that the defendants, with intent to extort money from Suleman, accused him of committing adultery with Otobo and that he 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.
The defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
In her ruling, Magistrate Kikelomo Bukola-Ayeye granted the defendants bail in liberal term and asked them to deposit N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, who must be gainfully employed.
The magistrate however ordered that the defendants should continue with the bail earlier granted them.
She, therefore, adjourned the case to April 27, 2017, for the commencement of trial.