The Nigerian-Vincentian woman charged with using a 90-year-old businessman’s credit card without his permission and stealing EC$1,472.01 from him has had 27 additional charges brought against her.
On Tuesday, the Family Court continued the EC$40,000 bail with the one surety that the High Court granted 25-year-old Eunice Dowers in March.
She is expected to appear before the Serious Offences Court on Friday (tomorrow), when more charges are expected to be brought against her.
She is charged that with intent to defraud the First Caribbean International Bank, she obtained service by representing, without the consent of Bertille DaSilva, 90, of Indian Bay, that she was a holder of a credit card issued to him.
She is alleged to have committed the same crime on several occasions.
In March, Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne denied Dowers bail after the prosecution argued that she is a flight risk.
However, High Court Judge, Justice Brian Cottle granted her bail after hearing an application by counsel Grant Connell, who took over from Jemalie John.
As part of the bail conditions, Dowers, née Armachi, was ordered to surrender her travel document and to report to police on Mondays and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Dowers is married to a Vincentian and is said to have been living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) for seven years.
iWitness News has been able to independently verify that she holds a St. Vincent and the Grenadines passport.
The court also ordered that stop notices be issued to ports of entry and exit.
During his bail application before the Serious Offences Court, Connell had said that his client had cooperated with police during their investigation.
However, Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche had objected to the woman’s bail as the matter came up for the second time in as many weeks.
Delplesche also told the court that while John has said that Dowers had been cooperating with the police, this was not the case.
He told the court that authorities had retrieved a particular item from the woman in prison.
“A particular item came from a particular place in the human anatomy that only a female has, when she went to prison,” Delplesche told the court.
iWitness News understands that Dowers had a thumb drive in her vagina in prison.
She reportedly told police that she had had it there for two weeks.
iWitness News understands that investigators are looking into some 400 suspicious transactions on DaSilva’s credit card.
400 suspicious entries and these were only noticed when? You get statements on a monthly basis; uhmmm story doesn’t add up!
She needs to be deported, she is abusing our generousity.
Deport her where? She is a Vincentian just like the rest of us.
You can’t deport a Vincentian citizen unless you can prove that the person fraudulently acquired citizenship here.
A Vincy is a Vincy, including Camillo Gonsalves who was not born here and whose mother is a Jamaican.
If you deported every Vincentian who was a criminal— even if they were never caught or convicted of doing criminal stuff— there would hardly be anyone left here!
Camillo has a Vincentian father so he shouldn’t be used as an example… this young lady on the other hand only married to a Vincentian….Who is to say that she didn’t do it just to obtain citizenship? Also even if that wasn’t so with the amount of times that she allegedly has stolen from people she should do jail time and be deported.. let that be a lesson to the other immigrants who are even thinking of stealing here. Look at the amount of Vincentians who were living abroad with citizenships who got deported this isn’t something new… and you’re right our country is very small too small to be able to withstand such big league crimes…. let her go home!
Where is the husband in all of this did he not notice nice things entering the home….
I am sorry you can’t deport a Vincentian citizen no matter how many times they have broken the laws. You will have to find that they fraudulently obtained that citizenship and then revoke it before deportation.
Citizen or not it is too much high crime, marriage to a Vincentian is not a way for her to steal on a large scale from the seniors of this country I say jail her then deport her back to Nigeria she is not. Vincentian by birth or parent send her back , most Nigerians just sit and plan how to scam others it is like an office job for them and part of their culture.
Caramel Sands, you say that every Vincy not born here but who are still citizens should be deported when found guilty of a crime?
Don’t you know that this would be unconstitutional?
Don’t you know that there are several thousand people who are narturalized as opposed to native-born Vincentians and that many of them have been convicted of some crime or the other?
Don’t you know that hundreds, if not thousands, of our womenfolk marry not out of love but out of need?
Or is it that you just hate Nigerians because you have been told that they privately (and sometimes publically) call us slaves.
You really are a hard-hearted and xenophobic person.
Caramel Sands, you are making up the fact that Vincentians who are bona fide citizens of other countries — that is, who legally acquire citizenship in that country or did not acquire it fraudulently — are routinely deported after being convicted of a crime.
Please give us the details and please don’t include those few Windrush people — 83 out of tens of thousands — who lived in Britain for decades but did not bother to obtain legal citizenship but have still now been compensated for their treatment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windrush_scandal).
Ben even the great USA deport undesirableso like the Nigerian who acquired Vincentian citizenship . It takes a bleading heart liberal to say such a thing. Look the many alleged crimes she has committed. Indeed she needs to be sent back.
What evidence do you have that the United States is deporting its own citizens or taking away their legally acquired citizenship?
Our precious Constitution says that this woman has the same legal rights as a born Vincentian. Send her to jail, yes, but she cannot be legally deported.
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