Saleswoman lands in Kirikiri Prison for defrauding employer of $298,000

A 35-year-old saleswoman, Confidence Ibhade, was on Thursday remanded at the Kirikiri Female Correctional Facility by an Ikeja Special Offences Court, for defrauding her employer of 298,000 dollars.

Saleswoman lands in Kirikiri Prison for defrauding employer of $298,000.

Justice Sherifat Solebo ordered Ibhade’s remand following her not guilty plea to two charges of obtaining money by false pretences and stealing by fraudulent conversion filed against her by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ibhade of No. 3, Tay Court, Oba Amusa Estate, Agungi, Lekki, Lagos, was accused by the SFU of defrauding her employer, Capitalfield Investment Group Ltd. of the funds.

According to the lead SFU prosecutor, Mr Emmanuel Jackson, Ibhade allegedly committed the offences between November and December 2018 in Lagos.

“The defendant with intent to defraud, induced her employer, Capitalfield Investment Group Ltd. through its officers and staff to deliver to her the sum of 298,000 dollars.

“She falsely represented to her employer that a customer of the company, Aurecon Ltd., was in need of dollars and had the naira equivalent which will be given to her employer.

“The representation was false and the defendant converted the funds to her personal use,” Jackson said.

The SFU prosecutor said the offences violated Section 1(i)(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and Sections 383 (1), (2),(f) and 390(9) of the Criminal Code 2004.

The case was adjourned until Aug. 13 for hearing of the bail application.


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