A Lagos beautician, Henry Abaigom, has been remanded in, Kirikiri Lagos prison, for allegedly selling bad stretch mark creams to clients.
According to The Punch, he was remanded by an Ikeja magistrate court and could not meet his bail conditions as of close of work on Friday, December 23.
He was arrested by the police on Tuesday, December 20, for allegedly damaging the skin of two of his customers, Ifeabunike Alexandra and Nikky Imoh.
Abaigom who had promised that they would see results shortly after the treatments, collected sums of N125,000 and N45,000 in advance from Alexandra and Imoh respectively.
The clients complained to the beautician that the creams worsened the case instead of making it better but he insisted on collecting his balance. The complainants reported the case to the police after failed attempts to get their money back.
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Alexandra told the police that, she contacted the beautician through Facebook to make inquires on the product.
She said:“I called him (Abiagom) on the telephone and told him what I wanted with my skin, including exfoliation, polishing and stretch mark treatment. It was N166,000 altogether."
“I asked him when I would start seeing positive results and he said almost immediately. He requested 75 per cent of the payment and I gave him N125,000."
“After the first treatment on December 13, I started having reactions such as rashes, dark eyes and darker skin complexion. He did the treatments for my friend and me at a guesthouse despite claiming to have a shop. He didn’t do most of the treatments I paid for, but he wanted the N41,000 balance.”
The defendant who admitted to collecting money from the friends said they were not patient for the results of the treatment to take effect.
He pleaded not guilty and was admitted to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum by the presiding magistrate, O.A. Akokhia.