The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned internet Influencer, Portia Anthony Emilia, over alleged involvement in fraud to the tune of N110m.

She was docked alongside her company, Savannah Crest Investment Limited, before Justice Abike Fadipe of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on a six-count charge bordering on felony, to wit stealing.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendant with intent to defraud fraudulently obtained the sum of N110m from one Racheal Akintola and some other people and dishonestly converted the said sum to her personal use.

According to the Commission, the alleged offence contravenes Section 1 (1) of the Advance Fee Fraud Offences Act 2006 and stealing contrary to Section 280 (1), (12), 8 (7), 285 (1) and 278 (1) (b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011 and retaining stolen property contrary to Section 328 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the duo pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge, prompting counsel for the anti-graft agency, Innocent Akhanolu, to request a trial date and an order for the defendant to be remanded pending bail perfection.

Justice Fadipe adjourned until September 23, 2022, for the trial to commence.

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