Police Arraigned 35-Year-Old Woman Over N122 Million Fraud

Police Arraigned 35-Year-Old Woman Over N122 Million Fraud

A 35-year-old businesswoman, identified as Mrs. Monalisa Okoye, have been arranged before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on an alleged 10-count charge bordering on N122 million fraud, stealing and issuance of dud cheques.

The defendant, who operates under the name of ‘Throne of Grace Interior and Events’, was arrested by men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCIID, Alagbon, Lagos.

Okoye was accused of obtaining the money from one Emmanuel Olabode under pretext of supplying furniture and also alleged to have issued several Zenith Bank cheques to the fraud victim, Olabode, which were rejected upon presentation at the bank for cashment, due to insufficient funds in her account.

The defendant, according to the police, allegedly committed the offence between September 2017 and January 2018, at 19, Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following her plea of not guilty, her lawyer, Ikechukwu Anima, pleaded with the court to admit his client to bail in the most liberal term.

Ruling on the bail application, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. K. S. Abdulsalami, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N2 million, with two sureties in the like sum. The magistrate while adjourning the matter till June 7, for trial, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the fulfilment of the bail terms.

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