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Lagos businesswoman arraigned for issuing ₦57.6m fake cheque

Oluremi and her company allegedly issued fake cheques…
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The suspect

THE Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Oluremi Philips before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, January 27th, 2022.

Oluremi Philips and her company, Omritas Energy Limited, are facing a five-count charge bordering on theft and issuance of dud cheques to the tune of ₦57,690,000. 

“Oluremi Ebun Philips and Omritas Energy Limited, sometime in 2016 at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently converted and stole the sum of ₦57,690,000.00, property of AYM Shafa Limited meant for the supply of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), which you failed to supply”, one count read. 

“Oluremi Ebun Philips and Omritas Energy Limited, on or about the 10th of April 2017 at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, knowingly issued a Diamond Bank cheque for the sum of ₦14,298,075.00 payable to AYM Shafa Limited, which when presented for payment was dishonoured on the grounds that no sufficient funds were standing to the credit of the account”, another count presented. 

Oluremi Philips has pleaded “not guilty” to all five charges.

Justice S. O. Solebo adjourned the case till February 14th, and February 15th, 2022 for “trial and ruling on the bail application”.

The defendant was also ordered to be remanded at the Correctional Centre till the next adjourned date.