A High court in Lagos has sentenced a businesswoman, Taiwo Martins, to 13 years imprisonment over a $200,000 (N61 million) fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it charged Ms Martins before Justice Candide-Johnson of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, on Monday, the convict was charged on four counts bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheque and obtaining money by pretense.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them by the commission.
The prosecution, however, called five witnesses and tendered several exhibits, which were admitted in evidence by the court.
While the prosecution was about to call its last witness, the first defendant changed her plea of not guilty to guilty during the January 29, 2019 sitting.