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

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The Economic and Financial Crime Commission has arraigned Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe and two companies, on Monday before Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over an alleged fraud of N179 million.

The fraudsters were given a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

According to reports, Nkechi was said to have used the sum of N139,704,097 of the N179 million to play sport betting and had also paid a tithe of N1 million to a church in Port Harcourt.

The read;

“That you Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe, Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited sometime in 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this honorable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N179,326,386.62 by inducing unsuspecting members of the public to invest with your companies:

Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited, assuring them under a false pretense of making 15% interest on all investment made, a representation you knew to be false, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

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