Nollywood actress remanded in prison for tampering with Naira notes. Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, a Nollywood actress and skit creator, has been remanded in custody at Kirikiri Correctional Facility by a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos State, for tampering with the new Naira notes.
The actress was kept behind bars as the judge considered her request for bail.
The actress was charged with two counts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, or EFCC, on Monday before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.
One of the counts stated: “That you Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin tampered with the sum of N100,000.00 issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, while dancing during a social occasion at Monarch event center, Lekki, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, by spraying it at the occasion on January 28, 2023. You did this in violation of section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act of 2007, which carries a penalty.
To the charge, she entered a not guilty plea.
S.I. Sulaiman, the prosecutor’s attorney, pleaded with the court for the defendant to be remanded in custody and requested a trial date.
Goncalves Adenike, the defendant’s attorney, requested that the defendant be kept in EFCC custody until the completion of her bail conditions and asked the court to grant her bail until the matter was heard.
The judge remanded the defendant in custody and postponed making a decision on the bail application until Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
Remember how the actress was detained on February 1st, 2023, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Fraud Related Offences Commission, ICPC, after a video of her treading on and spraying the new Naira notes at a party went popular on social media? The video showed the actress at a party.
Later, she was turned over to the EFCC so they could look into her.
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