Actress remanded in Kirikiri prison for spraying and stepping on newly designed naira notes

Nollywood actress, Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison for tampering with the newly redesigned naira notes at a party.

Omoseyin was arrested by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) on Wednesday, February 1, and was turned over to the EFCC for investigation.

She was nabbed after a video of her spraying and stepping on the new naira notes at an event surfaced on the internet.

In her statement, the 31-year-old actress claimed she received the money from her fans at the party and has no idea how they got it.

She was arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke at a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, February 13, on a two-count charge brought against her.

One of the count reads,

“that you Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin on the 28 day of January, 2023 at Monarch event center, Lekki within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court whilst dancing during a social occasion tampered with the sum of N100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same in the said occasion and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.”

She pleaded not guilty to the charges, and her lawyer, Adenike Goncalves, prayed the court to grant her bail.

However, Justice Aneke adjourned ruling on the bail application to Wednesday, February 15, and remanded her in Kirikiri correctional facility.

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