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Multi Million Naira Fraud Rocks Lagos Trade Fair

Ruth Bamidele, Lagos

Five officials of the Lagos State International Trade Fair have been docked before a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday for an alleged fraud.

EFCC2The suspects,  Bassey Dominic, Okafor Ngozi Eunice, Francis Datla, Okocha Ajele Lazarus, Kolo Banabas, are standing trial for offences bothering on conspiracy and stealing.

The accused persons were alleged to have committed the offences on various dates between 2009 and 2012 by allegedly stealing the sum of N248,746,097.31 million money belonging to the management of Lagos International Trade Fair.

The Prosecutor, Mr.O.P Owodunni  of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, told the court that the said offences contravene Sections 516 and 396 of the Criminal Code Cap 617 Vol 2 of Lagos State Nigeria, 2003.

They however pleaded not guilty to the charges.  But the trial judge, Justice Kudirat Jose set trial date for February 13th, 17th and 18th of February, 2014 while she ordered that the suspects should be remanded to EFCC custody in Ikoyi.



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