Lizzy Anjorin Opens Up Amid ‘Fake Money Transfer’ Allegation

Lizzy Anjorin Opens Up Amid ‘Fake Money Transfer’ Allegation

Nollywood actress and businesswoman, Lizzy Anjorin, has addressed allegation that she paid for gold jewelry with a fake money transfer in Idumota market of Lagos Island.


A video circulating on social media shows the actress wearing a nose mask and looking scared while being interrogated by a group of persons.

Liz shared her side of the story in a video, describing how she purchased clothing accessories worth N90,000 from a business outlet in Idumota Market last November and contacted her husband to transfer the fund to the seller’s account.


When the famous thespian questioned the shop owner if he received the money, he stated that he did not, but subsequently acknowledged that he did afterwards.

However, when she went to the shop lately, the businessman accosted her, claiming that the money she sent for her latest transaction had not been received.


The actress stated that she was still attempting to fix the situation when the man summoned personnel to arrest her and accused her of paying him with a fraudulent bank transfer.


Liz Anjorin, while clarifying the issue, also accused a famous actress of being behind the alleged set-up to embarrass her.

Lizzy Anjorin Opens Up Amid ‘Fake Money Transfer’ Allegation
Lizzy Anjorin Opens Up Amid ‘Fake Money Transfer’ Allegation

Meanwhile, six traders were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos Island Local Government on Thursday for allegedly assaulting and blackmailing Nollywood actress, Lizzy Anjorin-Lawal.


The defendants — Qudus Jokogbola, Suru Olawale, Edu Shakirat, Fausat Mohammed, Kafayat Ahmed, and Opere Simiat Morenike — were charged while two other suspects are currently at large.


According to the prosecution led by Sola Samuel, the six defendants and two others conspired to commit the offence by forcefully pushing and dragging Anjorin-Lawal, causing her grievous bodily harm around 1:30 p.m. on Monday inside Oba Akintoye Market in Lagos Island.

Samuel told the court that the defendants’ actions caused a breach of public peace.


He said the offences contravened Sections 411 and 413; 168(d) and 170(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015, and are punishable under the same Act.

All defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.


Defence lawyer, Ade Oshodi, urged the court to grant them bail in the most liberal terms, stating they were traders.


In his ruling, Magistrate A.A. Paul granted each defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety each.

The sureties must be Lagos residents with evidence of tax payment.


The defendants were remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services until they meet their bail terms.

The case was adjourned till March 11 for mention.

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