The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it has re-arrested a convicted Italian, Floriana De-Stefani.
She was re-arrested for failing to obey a court order upon her conviction by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State.
The judge had, on October 7, 2022, found De-Stefani guilty of using false documents and counterfeit seals to confer on herself ownership of a property belonging to a company, Waterside Properties Limited, an offence contrary to Section 366 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Dada sentenced the convict to three years in prison and also ordered the release of the property on 14 A&B Warring Road (formerly Bayo Kuku Road), Ikoyi, Lagos, to Waterside Properties Limited within three weeks.
De-Stefani was re-arrested on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, following her refusal to vacate the property and release it to the company as ordered by the court.
Upon her arrest on Tuesday, she was issued a notice by EFCC to vacate the property within seven days or risk legal action.