Court declares businesswoman wanted for alleged N47m fraud


 

An Ikeja Special Offences Court, on Thursday, revoked the bail of a businesswoman, Blessing Adanu.

Adanu was declared wanted for allegedly defrauding her client of N47million.

The defendant was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

She faces two counts of obtaining money by false pretence and theft.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when she was arraigned on December 19, 2019.

Today, Justice Mojisola Dada revoked her bail and ordered the EFCC to declare her wanted.

The judge adjourned the case until December 2 for adoption of the final written address.

EFCC counsel, Samuel Daji said the case slated for adoption of final written address could not go on due to Adanu’s absence.

The agency’s lawyer therefore moved an application urging the court to revoke the bail.

The defence counsel, Olarenwaju Ajanaku did not oppose the application of the prosecution.

Ajanaku told the judge that he too was surprised that his client did not show up in court.

Adanu is accused of trading under Emerald Multipurpose Cooperative Society to defraud one Favour Nnamani.

Her alleged offence violates Section 1(1) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud Act 2006, and Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011.

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