Court Remands Middle Age Woman For Stealing

A 46 years old socialite, Mary Maisirat Akerele has been remanded in prison for stealing.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Monday, arraigned Akerele on a five-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of Thirty-Five Million Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court 4, Abeokuta.

Trouble started for the 46-years-old socialite, who resides in Aseko area of Idiroko Ogun State, when the EFCC received a petition, alledging that she collected the said sum in installments from one Alhaja Oladoja Abike for the purpose of supplying four truck-load of rice from a rice milling company at Bida, Niger state but diverted the funds.  

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charge was read to her.

Counsel to the defendant, H. A Omikunle made an oral application for his client’s bail. 

However, counsel to EFCC, Shamsuddeen Bashir, opposed the application due to the defendant’s failure to keep the terms  of the administrative bail earlier granted her.

Justice Akinyemi adjourned the case till March 4 for determination of the bail application an ordered the remand of the defendant in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ibara, Abeokuta

Sunday Ogunyemi

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