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Court declares businesswoman wanted for N47m fraud


A Lagos Court, on Thursday, withdrew the bail of Blessing Adanu, a businesswoman.

The businesswoman has been declared wanted over alleged fraud of N47million perpetrated against her client.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged the defendant.

She is currently facing two counts of receiving money under false pretence and theft.

When the matter was read to the defendant, she pleaded not guilty to the offence of which she has been charged on December 19, 2019.

Justice Mojisola Dada, has today withdrawn her bail and directed the anti-graft agency to announce her as a wanted.

The judge has adjourned the matter until December 2 for adoption of the final written address.

The counsel of the EFCC, Samuel Daji revealed that the case scheduled for adoption of final written address could not proceed due to the absence of Adanu.

The lawyer of the agency has therefore moved an application persuading the court to withdraw the bail.

The Olarenwaju Ajanaku, who’s the defence counsel, did not reject the application of the prosecution.

Ajanaku informed the judge that the absence of his client in court came to him as a surprise.

Adanu has been accused of involving in trade with Emerald Multipurpose Cooperative Society and defrauded one Favour Nnamani.

The Informant247 learnt that her alleged offence was in violation of the Section 1(1) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud Act 2006, and Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011.

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