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Police Arraigns Lagos Lawyer for Allegedly Diverting Employer’s N50 Million

Moremi Elekwachi

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Lagos state police has arraigned a Lawyer named Ifeyinwa Morah, before an Apapa Magsitrates’ Court for allegedly diverting N50 million owned by IT Bureau De Change Limited, the company where she once served as director.

According to Punch, Morah was in charge of business development at the company before she was fired in June 2015.

The report further states:

She was said to have withdrawn the money from the Fidelity Bank account used by the company on June 18 and deposited same to a Zenith Bank account given as 1000845723. It was learnt that the money had yet to be recovered from the suspect. The police said the 40-year-old lawyer upon her resignation, left with the company’s Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, forms on particulars of directors, statement of share capital, operational licence, among others.

She was subsequently arrested and charged on two counts bordering on fraud to which she pleaded not guilty.

Hearing has been adjourned till January 2016.

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Moremi Elekwachi is a Media and Communications expert. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Master’s Degree in Communication Management (with a concentration in Marketing communication) from the University of Southern California. She is Founder and Lead Publicist at Euphorique PR, a leading full-service Public Relations & Marketing Communications company that helps individuals, companies and public figures effectively communicate, engage, and build relationships with their target audiences & stakeholders via digital media and traditional media platforms. Prior to establishing Euphorique PR, Moremi gathered a wealth of experience, working at prestigious media companies both at home and abroad including Wondros (Los Angeles, CA), Wildflower PR, and also BellaNaija, where she served as News Editor & Head of Business Development. Moremi is also the founder of www.queenmoremi.com, a fresh platform dedicated to empowering and celebrating the modern African millennial woman, as she strives to live her best life. In her spare time, she loves to write, gossip about popular culture, and sing her heart out. @queenmoremi: Twitter @queenmoremi: Facebook @queenmoremi: Instagram

13 Comments

  1. Puzzles

    October 29, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I want to hear her own side of the story

    • Morolake

      October 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      I agree with you. Something doesn’t sound right. I am not sure a lawyer in her right senses go away with the certificate of incorporation etc.

  2. Ada

    October 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Let these allegations be false for your sake biko. LPDC disbars people these days without abeg o. Chai!

  3. BEAUTIFUL

    October 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Wow Ify my classmate in Law Schoo! pls let’s hear her own side of the story jor!

  4. stophidn

    October 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    her side of the story was was in the newspaper sometime ago…pastors steal let alone lawyers..

    sympathizer 1, you must be colleagues with her please note that its no longer business as usual. @Ada the allegations are very true.

  5. Careful

    October 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Let’s be careful in this forum because this matter is already a subject of litigation. Any adverse comments beyond reportorial is sub-judice.

    • Ovadje

      October 29, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Because the judge will come to BN and get’s influenced on the facts? SMDH! The British who we got this nonsense from have largely moved on, but we keep cling to this antiquated concept as we do to the horse wig and gown!

    • Ebere

      October 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Grammer!!!!!!!!!!

  6. SWAGG1

    October 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Very ballzy of her to walk away with an employers business docs

  7. Mabel

    October 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I can’t with lawyers and their crookedness. No matter the country or the place they are always up to something fishy.

  8. Bruness

    October 30, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    JOHN GRISHAM”S ” the partner” live in Nigeria!!!

  9. THELAW

    November 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Lets start thinking intelligibly please. How can she possibly be a thief when she withheld the company’s incorporation documents as well. Does she also intend to steal the company as well? Its obvious that there is another side to the story that we don’t know yet. Reason people reason.

  10. Carmen

    November 6, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    There are always 3 sides to a story. Their side, her side and the truth. Maybe they had an agreement and they didn’t keep theirs.

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