Socialite docked for N35million scam in Ogun state

A socialite, Mary Masirat Akerele has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Ogun State High Court 4, Abeokuta on a five count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of N35, 520,000:00

Penpushng reports that, trouble started for the 46-years-old socialite, when the commission received a petition, alleging that she collected the said sum in installments from one Alhaja Oladoja Abike for the purpose of supplying four truck-load of rice from a rice milling company at Bida, Niger state but diverted the funds.

The defendant who resides in Aseko area of Idiroko in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State, pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charge was read to her while her counsel, H. A Omikunle made an oral application for his client’s bail.

Penpushing further reports that, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),Shamsuddeen Bashir, however, opposed the application due to  the defendant’s failure to keep the terms  of the administrative bail earlier granted her.

.“That you Mary Masirat Akerele (trading under the name and style of Goodness of Jesus Global Ventures) on or about the 19th day of September, 2018 at Abeokuta within the Abeokuta Judicial Division of the Honourable Court, fraudulently converted to the your own use the sum of Eleven Million Naira (N11, 000,000.00) only property of Fausia Abike Oladoja and thereby committed an offence of stealing contrary to   Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 30, laws of Ogun State, 2006”, one of the charges read.

Penpushing reports that, the judge, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi adjourned the case till March 4 for determination of the bail application an ordered the remand of the defendant in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ibara, Abeokuta

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