The police allegedly threatened the life of Tiwa Savage on Tuesday, and four people were charged in Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Eniola Adeniyi, Donatus Osabanumonu, Idorenyi Okon, and Michael Rodolphe are the suspects.
They were charged with three counts of conspiracy, intent to defraud, and danger to life by the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun.
Idowu Oshubure, the prosecutor, informed the court that the defendants are claimed to have committed the crime on or before April 13, 2023.
The Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon, Ikoyi in Lagos, announced about a week ago that it had made some arrests in relation to the alleged offense.
It learned that Savage’s new domestic employees, who had been given access to crucial information about her, reportedly orchestrated the unsuccessful scheme.
The charge sheet partly read, “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 date above 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.”
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Olatunbosun, after going through their case file and the consent of the prosecutor who did not object to bail, granted the suspects bail in the sum of N300,000 with one responsible surety each in like sum.
Mr Olatunbosun adjourned the case to 31 May 2013 for mention.