A 41-year-old man identified as Matthew Atewe has been arraigned before an Evboriaria Magistrate Court in Edo State for defrauding his fiancée, Gladys Imagbenikaro, of N4,285,000.
Atewe reportedly met with Gladys’s parents and declared his intention to marry her.
But he got married to another woman after performing the introduction ceremony with Gladys.
The younger brother to the woman, Kenneth Imagbenikaro, while testifying at the resumed hearing of the trial, said Atewe came to their house with the false intention of marrying his sister.
He said: “it was the trust the family and his sister had in the man that made her send goods worth €12,000 or N3,000,000 to him to help her sell.
“My sister sent another N1,285,000 to Atewe to be deposited in her account.”
According to Kenneth, Gladys sent him to retrieve the goods and cash from Atewe after she noticed that he was no longer truthful to her.
He said the man also stopped visiting their family house.
Magistrate S.A Ugah adjourned hearing of the case till August 16.