The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today March 16, 2015 arraigned one Ogbonaya Chibuzor before Justice D.V Agishir of the Federal High Court Enugu, Enugu State for offences bordering on advanced fee fraud and obtaining money by false pretence.
Chibuzor who was docked on a 5-count charge however pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him. Consequently, the prosecuting counsel M.A Shehu urged the court to remand the accused person in prison custody pending trial as he had earlier jumped the administrative bail granted him by the Commission.
One of the counts in the charge against Chibuzor reads: “That you, Ogbonaya Chibuzor, on or about the 16th day of December, 2013 at Enugu, Enugu State, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, knowingly had in your possession a document containing false pretence titled “ref: “PAYMENT APPROVAL FOR CONTRACT EXECUTION” addressed to one David James in which you claimed that the sum of 1.800,000 Euro has been approved for payment for execution of 500Meters Canal Bridge at Lekki Phase 1 to Ikoyi G.R.A Lagos and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.
The court ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody and adjoined the matter to April 13, 2015 for continuation of trail.
Media & Publicity
16th March, 2015
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