NigeriaCourt Remands Actress For Abusing Naira

Court Remands Actress For Abusing Naira


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A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the remand of a Nollywood actress, Olu­wadarasimi Omoseyin, who was seen in a viral video, spraying new Naira notes.

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On Monday, the trial judge, Justice Chuk­wuejekwu Aneke, made the remand order after the actress pleaded not guilty to the charges made against her by the Lagos zone of the Economic and Finan­cial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The judge ordered Olu­wadarasimi to be remanded in Kirikiri female section of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS), till Wednesday, Febru­ary 15, when her bail application would be heard and determined.

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“That you Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin on the 28th day of January, 2023 at Mon­arch event centre, Lekki within the jurisdiction of this honour­able court whilst dancing during a social occasion tampered with the sum of N100, 000.00 (One Hun­dred Thousand Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same in the said occa­sion and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and pun­ishable under Section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.” the charges read in part against the defendant during the court session.

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This is coming after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through its official twitter account, release a statement last week, warning Nigerians to desist from abusing the naira in any form.

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