Nollywood actress remanded for tampering with Naira notes
A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has remanded a Nollywood actress and skit maker, Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, in Kirikiri correctional centre for tampering with the new Naira notes.
The actress was remanded in prison till the determination of her bail application before the court.
The 31-year-old was arrested after the video of her ‘spraying’ and stepping on the newly redesigned Naira notes at a party surfaced online.
In her statement to the Commission, she claimed that she received the new Naira notes from her fans at the party and that she did not know the persons who gave her the money.
Miss Omoseyin was subsequently arrested. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned the actress on Monday on a two-count charge brought against her before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.
One of the counts read: “that you Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, on the 28th 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 issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, by spraying it at the occasion. You thereby committed offence contrary to and punishable under section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.”
Miss Omoseyin pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecution counsel, S.I Sulaiman asked for a trial date from the court and prayed that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.
Counsel to the defendant, Goncalves Adenike, prayed the court to admit the defendant to bail till the hearing of the case, urging that she be remanded in EFCC custody till the perfection of her bail terms.
The Judge deferred the ruling on the bail application to Wednesday, 15th of February, 2023, and remanded the defendant in prison.
Recall that the actress was arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Fraud Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on the 1st of February 2023, after a clip showing her spraying and stepping on the new Naira notes at a party went viral on social media.
She was later handed over to the EFCC for investigation.