Actress Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin Sentenced to Six Months for Defacing Naira Notes: A Recap of the High-Profile Legal Battle”

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In Ikoyi, Lagos, a Federal High Court handed down a six-month prison sentence to Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, an actress, for the act of spraying and stepping on new Naira notes during a social event in Lagos. The conviction took place yesterday.

Omoseyin, initially charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on February 13, 2023, with two counts, had pleaded “not guilty.” However, during the recent hearing, she changed her plea to “guilty” due to the compelling evidence against her.

She had been granted bail on February 15, 2023, following her initial arraignment. The prosecution counsel, Z.B. Atiku, called upon Abubakar Marafa, an EFCC operative, to present the facts of the case.

Marafa recalled that the defendant was initially arrested by officers of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on February 1, 2023. Subsequently, she was handed over to the EFCC on February 2, 2023, for further investigation.

During the investigation, Omoseyin admitted to attending a friend’s wedding on January 28, 2023, where she sprayed N200 and N100 notes. In delivering the judgment, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke sentenced the actress to six months imprisonment, effective from Thursday, with an alternative option of a N300,000 fine to be paid into the consolidated revenue account of the federation.

 
 

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