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EFCC Arraigns Man In Court Over N2m Fraud In Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office Monday  arraigned one Odejobi Temitope Michael before Justice  E.N Alukwu of the State High Court sitting in Enugu on one count charge bordering on stealing  to the tune of N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira only).

The said sum was inadvertently paid into the defendant’s account by one Chikezie Chukuma, who thought the account belonged to an auto dealer from whom he had wanted to purchase a car sometime in February 2017.

According to the anti graft Agency It was when he went to take delivery of the car that he realized he had paid into the wrong account.

 EFCC told the court that all entreaties for the defendant to refund the money fell on deaf ears, which prompted Chukwuma to report the case to the Commission .

The charge reads, “Odejobi Temitope Michael sometimes in February 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court stole the sum of N2, 000,000(Two million Naira) property of one Chikezie David Chukwuma and thereby committed an offence”.

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charge was read to him.

His lawyer B.J Adigwe filed a motion for the bail of his client pending the determination of the case.

But the prosecution counsel S.C Anyanwu opposed the bail application, arguing that the defendant might not return to face trial, if he goes back to the Republic of Benin where he resides.

She urged the Court to give the matter an accelerated hearing.

After listening to counsel, Justice Alukwu ordered the remand of the defendant in the EFCC Custody and adjourned the matter till April 25, 2021 for hearing.

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