Saturday, 17 June 2017

Beauty Queen Remanded In Jail Over Alleged N7.5m Fraud

Miss Asaigbo 2016, and an Accounting student of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Ugwu Joy, is currently languishing in jail

From the glory of her office, she has descended and now dwells in gory Kirikiri prisons in Lagos, where she was remanded by a Yaba Magistrate court for alleged involvement in N7.5million fraud.

Police investigations revealed that she had been an alleged serial scammer, duping innocent Nigerians through a visa racket and ponzi scheme. She landed in police net after series of complaints from some of her alleged victims, Sun reports.

Saturday Sun learnt that the embattled pageant winner had allegedly fleeced many ‘clients’, who, however, lacked the nerve to report her because they were either threatened or afraid of her touted status and influence, until one Jonathan Nwaogu and Anita Oby reported her in Lagos.

Joy had allegedly failed to fulfill a contract to help Jonathan secure a visa for which he reportedly paid N1m. She was said to have started evading her client and avoiding his calls after the payment. .

She also allegedly duped Oby N2m through a ponzi scheme called “Me and You”. All went sour when one of the subscribers refused to pay and the organisation could not refund Oby’s money. .

Saturday Sun learnt that when she was first arrested in Enugu, the accused allegedly slapped a police officer, bragging about her connections. She was also said to have had N7.5m in her account then, but allegedly made massive withdrawals between the period she was temporarily released and rearrested, leaving only N400,000 balance. .

Although the accused was granted bail, she was still in custody as at press time, as she could not meet the bail conditions

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