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Aviation boss Akpan back in court

15 April 2015, 20:34

Lagos - The trial of aviation services director, Imeh Albert Akpan, has been adjourned to June.

The Director of Commodore Aviation Services has appeared at the FCT High Court, Abuja on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence.

Bashir Dalhatu, a legal practitioner, while being led in evidence by counsel to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Fatimah Gwaram, told the court that, Akpan informed him that, he had obtained a licence from Niger Republic to purchase an airline for which he was invited to be a shareholder by investing the sum of N8, 19 million.

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Dalhatu alleged the accused also told him that there was an arrangement to finance the purchase of an aircraft for domestic flight operations in Nigeria but the bank was demanding a security deposit of N50 million on the loan for its purchase.

The witness said he provided the money on the grounds that the bank would keep the security deposit in a separate account that wpould generate interest in his favour, which neither him nor Akpan would access.

He further told the court that the money was provided in two trenches of N25 million each on two occasions in July last year.

Dalhatu stated that, unknown to him, the accused operated various bank accounts and fraudulently transferred the money to one of his bank accounts.

Justice Senchi has adjourned further hearing on the matter to June 15. 

- CAJ News


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