A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has adjourned till 7 February, 2024 to continue the trial of a 40-year-old Clinical Sexologist Marriage Counselor, Cecilia May Agu, alleged to have committed computer related forgery and computer related fraud.
Cecilia May Agu and others at large was alleged to have swindled a web designer, Babatunde Oyebode to the tune of N275Million and $1,358,305
According to Nine count amended charge filed before the court against the woman, by Police Prosecuting Counsel, Barrister Samuel E. Iredia from Police/ Prosecution Section Zone 2 Police command Onikan, Lagos, it was stated that Cecilia May Agu, female and others now at large, on 20 February, 2023 at 28B, Babatunde Ajose, Admiralty Way Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, conspired to commit felony to wit: Computer Related Forgery and Computer Related Fraud and thereby committed and offence punishable under section 27 (a) and (b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention) Acts, 2015
Cecilia May Agu female and others now at large, on same date, place and time, in the aforementioned Judicial Division, did inputs, alters, delete or suppresses any data resulting authentic data, with the intention that such authentic data will be considered as if it were authentic or genuine, regardless of whether or not such data is directly readable or intelligible and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 13 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention) Acts, 2015.
The defendant and others now at large, on same date, place and time, without authority and with intent to defraud was alleged to have sent electronic message and misrepresent herself to Mr. Babatunde Oyebode that she will help him to verify, validate and authenticate Instagram pages of his clients, which she did not and defrauded him the sum of N275,000,000 and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 14 (1), (2) and (3) of the cybercrime (prohibition Prevention) Acts, 2015.
Apart from charging her for obtaining by false pretense, Cecilia May Agu was also charged for stealing N275 Million and $1,358,305 USD from Babatunde Oyebode on the pretence that she was going to help him verify, validate and authenticate Instagram pages of his clients, a representation she knew to be false, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 1(a) (b) (2) and section 11 (1) and (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Acts 2006.
Cecilia May Agu female and others now at large, on same date, place were alleged to have stolen the sum $1,358,305 USD (One Million, Three Hundred and Fifty – Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Five USD), property of Mr. Babatunde Oyebode, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 390 of the Criminal Code Laws of Nigeria 2006
Cecilia May Agu who was arraigned before the court sometime this year is currently on bail.