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Man arraigned by EFCC for N28m fraud


Ruth Bamidele

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned one Richard Onomeh Akaighe Manager of Upstream Solutions Limited, on Tuesday, before Justice Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Warri on one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.

6446-000031The defendant allegedly obtain the sum N28, 312,570 from one Anuwa Jeremiah to supply petroleum product (diesel) around May, 2012 in Effunrun with intent to defraud, under false presentation that the claimant will be repaid within two weeks after supply is made.

According to the complainant, the accused person refused to pay him the said amount, being the cost of five truck load of automotive gas oil which he supplied to Chevron yard in Delta since May 2012.

EFCC prosecutor F.O Dibang said the offence is contrary to section 1(1) (b) & (2) of Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud related offences Act 2006.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. Defence counsel Jah’swill onyemah-iwe urged the court to grant the defendant bail.

Justice Abubakar granted the defendant bail in the sum of N10million and two sureties in like sum. The case has been adjourned to January 26, 2014.

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