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Nigerian Lady Allegedly Scams Victims of N179m, Spends N139m Betting Sports, N1m on Tithe


Nigerian lady identified as Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe together with two other companies, Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited faced court for an alleged N179 million fraud.

The young lady and the two companies were arraigned before Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting by EFCC on a three count charge concerning acquiring money by false pretense and conspiracy contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.
Reports revealed that Mercy used N139,704,097 of the total to on sport betting whiles paying N1 million tithe to a Port Harcourt Church.

One of the charges raised against the defendants read;
“That you Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe, Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited sometime in 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this honorable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N179,326,386.62 by inducing unsuspecting members of the public to invest with your companies:

Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited, assuring them under a false pretense of making 15% interest on all investment made, a representation you knew to be false, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

The first defendant, Mercy Ikogwe was instructed to be remanded and postpone the case till October 19, 2020 for determination of application of bail.
After the commission received a report that the defendant and two others have promised people to participate in a fraudulent investment scheme with 15 per cent returns, Mercy found herself in hot waters.
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