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Here are the fresh hurdles before Stephanie Otobo

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Away from the sensational adultery scandal with salacious tales of three-somes, Stephanie Otobo is now facing fresh hurdles before the law.

Charged with attempt to extort, procuring execution of deeds by threats and conspiracy, she’s facing criminal charges that may lead her to jail for two to fourteen years if convicted.
The 23 year old singer based in Canada was arraigned along with Wisdom Godstime, 43, before a Tinubu Magistrate court in Lagos (presided over by Mrs. Kikelomo Bukola-Ayeye) on Monday, March 20, 2017. Granted bail, the case is adjourned to Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Accused of demanding  $1 million from Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, the offence was perpetrated  on Tuesday, February 14, at Police College in Ikeja (Lagos) around 10:30 am.
She’s charged under sections 411, 301 and 303 of Lagos State Criminal Laws of 2015.
And here are details of the sections:

Other Conspiracies.

  1. Any person who conspires with another to effect any of the following purposes;

(1) prevent or defeat the execution or enforcement of any Act or Law;

(2) cause any injury to the person or reputation of any person, or to depreciate the value of any property of any person;

(3) prevent or obstruct the free and lawful disposition of any property by it’s owner for its fair value; or

(4) injure any person in his trade or profession, is guilty of a misdemeanour, and liable to imprisonment for two years.

 

Attempt to extort

301 (1) Any person who, with intent to extort or gain anything from any person:

(a) accuses or threatens to accuse any person of committing any felony or misdemeanour, or of offering or making any solicitation or threat to any person as an inducement to commit or permit the commission of any felony or misdemeanour;

(b) threatens that any person shall be accused by any other person of any felony or misdemeanour, or of any such act; or

(c) knowing the contents of the writing, causes any person to receive any writing containing any such accusation or threat is guilty of a felony, and liable to imprisonment for three years .

(2) Where the accusation or threat of accusation in subsection (1) of this Section is of –

(i) an offence for which the punishment of death or imprisonment for life may be inflicted;

(ii) any of the offences defined in Chapter 17 of this Law or an attempt to commit any of such offences; or

(iii) a solicitation or threat offered or made to any person as an inducement to commit or permit the commission of any of the offences referred to in this section, the offender is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.

(3) For the purpose of this section, it is immaterial whether the person accused or threatened to be accused has or has not committed the offence or act of which he is accused or threatened to be accused.

 

Procuring execution of deeds by threats

303. Any person who, with intent to defraud, and by means of any unlawful violence to, or restraint of the person of another, or by means of any threat of violence or restraint to be used to the person of another, or by means of accusing or threatening to accuse any person of committing any felony or misdemeanour, or by offering or making any solicitation or threat to any person as an inducement to commit or permit the commission of any offence, compels or induces any person- (a) to execute, make, accept, endorse, alter, or destroy, the whole or any part of any valuable security; or

(b) to write, impress, or affix, any name or seal on or to any paper or document, in order that it may be afterwards made or converted into or used or dealt with as a valuable security; is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.

 

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