A federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday admitted Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, the actress charged with alleged tampering and spraying of the redesigned naira notes, to N5 million bail.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) preferred a two-count charge against Omoseyin, who was arraigned on Monday before Chukwujekwu Aneke, the judge.
The charge bothered on spraying and stepping on the newly designed naira notes.
The defendant, 31, was alleged to have tampered with N100,000 new notes by spraying and stepping on the same during an occasion in the Lekki area of Lagos.
She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to NAN, in his ruling on Wednesday, Aneke admitted the defendant to bail and one surety in like sum.
The court held that the surety must be a public servant, and must have landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
The surety is also to produce three years of tax clearance.
In addition, the defendant was ordered to deposit her international passport with the court’s registrar.
The judge adjourned the case until April 3 for trial.
According to the charge, the defendant was alleged to have committed the offence on January 28 at the monarch event centre in Lekki.
Omoseyin was arrested by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Fraud Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on February 1 in Ikoyi and was handed over to the EFCC for investigation.
In the viral video, she was seen flaunting wads of the new naira notes that she claimed she received from her fans.
The offence contravenes the provisions of section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.
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