A female lawyer, Anumati Stella Ojevwe, has been arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC, for alleged cash laundering.
Ojevwe was arraigned on a 14-count charge of cash laundering before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court docket sitting in Warri, Delta State on Friday.
The defendant is alleged to have obtained the sum of N105, 000,000 (One Hundred and 5 Million) from SA-FX Global investment.
One of many expenses reads: That you Anumati Stella Ojevwe (f) on or concerning the twenty seventh day of October, 2020 at Delta State inside the jurisdiction of this honourable court instantly took possession or management of the sum of N20,000,000 deposited by a cheque quantity 00000064 belonging to SA-FX Global into your checking account quantity 2150009622 domiciled in Ecobank which funds you knew or fairly should have known kinds a part of illegal act of Smart Alban Ike to wit: acquiring by false pretence and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 15(2)(d) of the Cash Laundering ( Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended in 2012) and punishable underneath Section 15(3) of the same Act.”
Throughout the trial, the defendant pleaded not responsible when the charges have been read to her.
Following her plea, the prosecution counsel, K.Y. Bello, prayed the courtroom to repair a date for trial and to remand the defendant at a correctional facility.
Efforts by the defence counsel to safe bail for his consumer orally was opposed by Bello.
Justice Abang thereafter ordered the defence counsel to file a proper bail software and adjourned the matter till January 31, 2022 for listening to.
The decide additionally ordered that the defendant be remanded on the Correctional Centre, Sapele, Delta State.