The man, Gerald, was also accused of stealing his former girlfriend’s personal items and cash worth N1.7m.
The defendant, who resides in Lekki, Lagos, faces seven counts bordering on theft and threat to publish offensive pictures.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Francis Igbinosa, told the court that the defendant committed the offences between January, 2018 and March, 2019 at No. 19, Ezekule St., Victory Estate, Ago, Okota, Lagos; and No. 2a, Ibukun Oluwa-Awoshika St., Chevy View Estate, Lekki.
Igbinosa said the defendant had threatened to publish the n-de photographs of the complainant, who was his ex-girlfriend, on social media, “if she fails to give him $2,000 within a period of 12 hours.”
Igbinosa also said that the defendant assaulted the complainant by hitting her head on the wall, adding that the complainant sustained injuries from the alleged assault.
He said that the defendant entered the house of the complainant and stole one digital camera worth N504,000, one Samsung phone worth N197,000, a washing machine worth N90,180 and cash sum of N300,000.
The prosecutor also said that the defendant hacked into his ex-girlfriend’s US dollar account and stole $1,800, equivalent of N657,000.
Igbinosa said the total amount of the items stolen was N1.7m.
The defendant, however, denied the allegations leveled against him.
The Magistrate, Mr. B. I. Bakare, granted him N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case until April 16 for mention.