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Court in awe as lady spends fraud monies on sporting bet and tithe


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A lady, Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe, alongside two companies, were on Monday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, over alleged N179 million fraud.

The EFCC arraigned the suspects before court on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense, contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences.

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The woman was said to have used the sum of over GHS 2m of the GHS 2.6 million to play sport betting and also paid a tithe of GHS 14,000 to a church in Port Harcourt.

The monies were obtained from inducing unsuspecting members of the public to invest in their companies for 15% interest.

However, the trio after assuring the customers, looted their monies and all investments made.

Mercy ran into trouble when the commission received a report about their dubious dealings from one of their victims.



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