Court grants Nollywood actress N5m bail over alleged naira abuse
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has accused a Nollywood actress, Ms. Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, of tampering with and spraying new Naira notes. Yesterday, a Federal High Court in Lagos granted her N5 million bail (EFCC).
Omoseyin was charged with two counts by the EFCC and appeared in court on Monday before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.
The fees bothered people who stepped on and sprayed the newly created Naira notes.
The defendant, a 31-year-old man, was accused of spraying and stepping on a total of N100,000 in brand-new notes during an incident in the Lekki neighborhood of Lagos State.
She did, however, enter a not guilty plea to the charge, and the court did not rule on her request for bail until yesterday. In his ruling yesterday, Justice Aneke granted the defendant bail in the sum of N5 million with one surety in like sum.
The court held that the surety must be a public servant, and must have a landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
Additionally, the surety must show three years of tax-free status.
The defendant was also instructed to leave her international passport in the custody of the court registrar.
He postponed the trial date until April 3.
The offense, according to the charge, was allegedly committed by the defendant on January 28 at the Monarch Event Centre in Lekki.
The defendant was accused of trampling and spraying the newly designed Naira notes while dancing at a gathering, according to the prosecutor, Mr. S.I. Sulaiman.
The offense was against Section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act of 2007.
After a party, the newly redesigned Naira notes were stepped on and sprayed by the 31-year-old, who was caught on camera doing so.
She was seen flaunting wads of the brand-new Naira notes in the popular video as well.
Trial in the lawsuit will now take place on April 3.