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EFCC drags three to court over N2m fraud

Posted by By NICHOLAS OHWO on 2005/12/28 | Views: 438 |

EFCC drags three to court over N2m fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dragged three suspected fraudsters before the Ikeja High Court over alleged forgery and fraud totalling over N2.2 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dragged three suspected fraudsters before the Ikeja High Court over alleged forgery and fraud totalling over N2.2 million.

The accused persons are: Mr Godfrey Ezekiel (Alias Patrick Egur), Imeh Jack and Sunday Egbiromolen. They were docked on a six-count charges of forgery and obtaining two thousand cartoons of detergent from Atlantic Industrial Concepts Limited under false pretence popularly known as 419.

According to the amended information before the court, the three suspected fraudsters on May 28, 2005, within the Ikeja Judicial Division, Lagos with intent to defraud, conspired to obtain two thousand cartoons of detergent valued at N2,297,000.00 from the complaint (Atlantic Industrial Concepts Limited) under false pretence, an offence which offends Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee fraud and other Fraud related offences Act, CapA6 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

The trio were also accused of allegedly forging bank’s cheque No 00000288 on May 26, 2005 at Ikeja purporting to have been issued by Habib Nigeria Bank Plc and presented to one Ofuluchi Joel of Guaranty Trust Bank as genuine knowing same to be fraudulently issued.

Besides, the accused persons on May 27, 2005 at Ikeja with intent to defraud, forged cheque deposit slip of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc No 1833898 purporting the same to be issued by the said bank which was presented to one Jean Paul Aka of Atlantic Industrial Concepts Limited as genuine, an offence which runs foul of the relevant sections of the criminal code laws of Lagos State.

They pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Meanwhile, the trial judge, Justice Joseph Oyewole adjourned further hearing to January 17, 18 and 19, 2006.

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