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22-Year Old Lady Remanded In prison Custody Over Alleged N43.5m Fraud

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday has remanded a 22-year-old maiden, Miss Miracle Enodano in custody of Kirikiri Female Correctional Centre over alleged N43.5 million fraud.

The defendant, Miss Enodano alongside her company, SGMX Resources Limited were alleged to have defrauded one Mr Adedoyin Balogun and a couple, Mr and Mrs Adebola Olagunju of a total of N43.5 million.

They are facing an eight-count charge offence bordering on obtaining money by false pretense, issuance of dud cheques and stealing brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC prosecutor, Ahmed Yerima  said the offences were committed between 2018 and 2021.

The charge sheet signed by Joy Amahian and Ahmed Yerima of Legal Prosecution Department of the EFCC stated for instance that the defendant, with intent to defraud, induced Mr and Mrs Olagunju to make N14.5 million investment into Bitcoin Mining Server Machine with an understanding that it would generate$1,000 per day as profit on investment.

In another charge, the defendant was also alleged to have on January 5, 2021, defrauded by  inducing Adedoyin Balogun to execute a Segregated Trading Contract Agreement in the sum of N15 million.

The money was allegedly paid into Miss Enodano account number 1409986722 with Access Bank as investment into Bitcoin Mining Server Machine.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the eight count charge brought against her by the EFCC.

In view of the defendant’s not guilty plea, Yerima prayed the court to remand her in custody of Correctional Centre and fixed a date for trial.

The presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo granted his request and remanded the defendant in Correctional Centre.

She adjourned the matter till  September 13 for trial.

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