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Woman Defrauds Victims Of N179m, Spends N1m On Tithe, N139m On Sport Betting

The Suspect, Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe

A girl, Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe alongside two corporations, Elites Finance Funding Restricted and Efinc World Funding Restricted, had been on Monday arraigned earlier than Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over alleged N179 million fraud.

EFCC arraigned them on a three-count cost bordering on conspiracy and acquiring cash by false pretence opposite to Part 1(1) (a) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable below Part 1 (3) of the identical Act.

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The lady was stated to have used the sum of N139,704,097 of the N179 million to play sport betting and in addition paid a tithe of N1 million to a church in Port Harcourt.

One of many counts towards the defendants learn: “That you simply Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe, Elites Finance Funding Restricted and Efinc World Funding Restricted someday in 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State inside the jurisdiction of this honorable courtroom with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N179,326,386.62 by inducing unsuspecting members of the general public to speculate along with your corporations:

Elites Finance Funding Restricted and Efinc World Funding Restricted, assuring them below a false pretence of constructing 15% curiosity on all funding made, a illustration you knew to be false, and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 1(1) (a) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable below Part 1 (3) of the identical Act.”

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Justice Obile ordered that the first defendant, Ikogwe, be remanded in prosecution’s custody and adjourned the matter until October 19,2020 for willpower of the bail utility.

Mercy bumped into bother when the fee acquired a report in regards to the defendant and two others, accusing them of inducing their victims into taking part in a fraudulent funding scheme with a faux promise of 15 per cent return on funding.

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