The Economic and Financial crimes Commission, have arrested a social media influencer, Portia Anthony Emilia, of Savanah Crest Investment Limited, over an alleged fraud in tune of ₦110m.
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She was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alongside her company, Savanah Crest Investment Limited, before Justice Abike Fadipe at The Lagos Special Offences Court, Ikeja, and is currently remanded in prison.
The EFCC alleged that the offences were committed in 2018 in Lagos. The commission said the defendants conspired among themselves and stole the sum of ₦50m. The charges read in part,
“That you, Portia Anthony Emilia, and Savanah Crest Investment Limited, with intent to defraud, dishonestly stole and converted to your use the sum of ₦50m.”
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The offences are contrary to and punishable under sections 411, 287 (5) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
However, Portia Anthony Emilia pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Fadipe granted the defendant bail in the sum of N10m with a surety who must be a relative and have a bank insurance of ₦10m.
Consequently, the judge remanded the defendant in a custodial centre pending the perfection of her bail conditions, before adjourning the case till September 23.