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February 1, 2024

Actress bags six months jail term for spraying, stepping on new naira notes

Nollywood actress arrested for spraying Naira notes granted N5m bail

Nollywood actress, Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin will spend six months in jail for spraying and stepping on new naira notes, according to a Court ruling on Thursday

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos convicted and sentenced Omoseyin for her action that took place at a social event in Lagos. She was then arrested by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Fraud Related Offences Commission.

She was first arraigned on February 13, 2023, by the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on two-count charges, to which she pleaded “not guilty”.

She was subsequently granted bail on February 15, 2023.

One of the court reads: “That you, Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, on the 28th day of January, 2023, at Monarch Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos, 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.”