Simisola Gold remanded in prison for tampering with Naira notes

Actress Simisola Gold, whose real name is Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, has been remanded at Kirikiri prison by a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Simisola Gold remanded in prison for tampering with Naira notes


On Monday, February 13th, she was detained pending the outcome of her bail request, facing allegations of tampering with Naira currency notes. She was brought before Judge Chukwujekwu Aneke and charged with two counts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

One of the counts reads, “that you Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin on the 28th day of January, 2023 at Monarch event center, Lekki within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court whilst dancing during a social occasion tampered with the sum of N100,000.00 issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same in the said occasion and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.”

The second reads, “that you Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin on the 28th day of January, 2023 at Monarch event center, Lekki within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court whilst dancing during a social occasion tampered with the sum of N100, 000.00 issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by dancing on same in the said occasion and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 21 (1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty and as a result, the prosecution counsel, S.I Sulaiman, requested a trial date and requested that the defendant is remanded in Kirikiri prison.

Judge Aneke postponed the decision on the bail request until Wednesday, February 15, 2023 and ordered the defendant to be held at Kirikiri correctional facility.

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