EFCC Arraigns Driver For Duping Briton 182,064.99 Pounds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a driver, Chinwoke Onyedinazu before Justice M. A. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for duping a Briton, Paul H., the sum of One Hundred and Eighty Two Thousand, Sixty Four Pounds, Ninety Nine Shillings (182, 064.99).

He was docked on a nine- count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence. Onyedinazu was a former driver of Mr. Paul while he was residing in Nigeria. In 2014, Onyedinazu reportedly proposed a fish farming business to the Briton and the latter accepted the proposal.
He later relocated to his country but kept faith with the business idea of his former driver and transferred the sum of 182,064.99 Pounds (equivalent of N60,000,000 at that time) to Onyedinazu.

However, the driver never pursued the business proposed to Henderson but diverted the money into his own use. Count one of the charge read: ‘’that you Chinweoke Onyedinazu on or about 21st day of October, 2014 in Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud deceitfully obtained the sum of Ninety-Five thousand Pounds (95,000:00) from Mr. Paul H. a British citizen, whom you obtained his money under false pretence that you were offered a contract of supply of fish to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a pretext which you knew to be false and you fraudulently made it, with the intent that he may believe it, and he believed it and acted upon it as genuine, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable by Section 1 (3) of the same law”.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him. In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, C. A. Okoli, asked for a date for the commencement of the trial and that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.

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EFCC Arrests Man For Duping Wife Of N6.7m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arrested one Chike Nnaemeka, for allegedly tricking an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps into marrying him and paying for the wedding.

Nnaemeka, aka Dr. Justified, was said to have duped his victim, Nkechi Ani, of N6.7m.

The EFCC, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Nnaemeka, who claimed to be a gynaecologist, allegedly collected the sum under different requests. The victim was reportedly introduced to him by one of her classmates at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.

The suspect was also said to have tricked Ani into marrying him and they were joined in a traditional wedding on June 6, 2015, without informing her that he was married with three children.

In her petition, the complainant said, ‘‘During the wedding preparation, Justified brought up so many stories bordering on cultural issues that I or anyone from my family is not supposed to visit his home town until after my marriage. He also said that the tradition of his place as a lone prince demanded that I sponsored every financial aspect of the traditional marriage, but that he would refund me to the last one naira I spent.”

According to the commission, the suspect continued to deceive his victim and even claimed to have property that both Zenith Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc were purportedly interested in buying.

The suspect was said to have shown the complainant some documents of the property, and requested her to raise some money to enable him to complete the process.

The complainant allegedly transferred some amounts to the suspect, after being assured that he would refund her.

But on December 23, 2015, the suspect allegedly left the house on the pretext that he was going to sign the agreement papers with the banks to finalise the transaction.  Ani  also alleged that the suspect stole the sum of $3000 belonging to her boss.

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EFCC To Arraign Suspects For Duping Swiss National Of $530,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the leave of a Kano High Court sitting Kano, to arraign Saminu Umar Ta’ambu and Ahmed Maiturare of the popular kantin kwari textile market, Kano, for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

They allegedly used the name of Kano State government to induce a Swiss National, Mathias Hee, Owner of Okutex Ag, into supplying them with fabrics worth $530,000.

Justice Dije Aboki gave the nod after hearing argument on the application for leave to prefer charge against the suspects by EFCC Counsel A.T. Habib. The leave is pursuant to Section 185(b) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The prime suspect, Ta’ambu, was alleged to have approached a Swiss national named Mathias Hee and owner Okutex Ag, a textile manufacturing company, around July, 2015, requesting for the supply of fabrics to the tune of $530,000, under the pretext that he acted on behalf of Kano State Government.

He reportedly forged a document titled “Authorization to transfer to foreign account” purported to have been issued and signed by the authority of the Government of Kano State.

After the items were supplied, Mr. Ta’ambu failed to honour his part of the bargain and refused to remit the amount as agreed.

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Man Remanded For Duping NYSC Member

For allegedly duping a member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a suspected fraudster, David Emmanuel, was at the weekend remanded in police custody by an Akure Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Emmanuel was accused of duping one Idowu Temitope the sum of N120,000 in false pretence of securing employment for him at the Department For International Development (DFID).

According to the prosecution counsel, Tolu Abisagbo, Emmanuel also collected a sum of N630,000 with a promise of assisting him in buying two cars from two federal agencies.

Abisogbon further told the court that the offences committed by the suspect are punishable under section 516 of the criminal code and laws of the state.

He prayed the court not to grant the accused bail because other suspects are still at large.

He added that the presence of the accused would be helpful in further investigation.

The counsel to the accused person ,Barrister Rotiji Emmanuel urged the court to grant his client bail on the ground that he was presumed innocent until proven contrary

In his ruling, the Presiding Magistrate, Sola Adedapo, ordered the suspect to be remanded in police custody till December 22, when the matter comes up for further hearing.

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