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Bogus Customs Service marketer concedes to fraud

23 April 2015, 18:29

Lagos - A Port Harcourt suspect has owned up to defrauding a man of more than N1 million after he posting a fake auction advertorial online claiming he had vehicles impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service for sale.

Waheed Adeniyi, alias Ibrahim Waziri, has been arraigned before Justice Quadri of the Federal High Court on a one-count charge of fraud.

It is alleged Adeniji, with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of N1, 01 million from one Emmanuel Iheanyi Nwogu for the purchase of three cars placed on auction, under the pretence that he was Ibrahim Waziri, a Customs officer and marketing manager of auction sales of the Nigerian Customs Service.

Also read: NBC Manager docked for N62. 7m fraud

Accokrding to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the offence was contrary to section 1 (1a) and (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, which is punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

The prosecution counsel, Ramiah Ikhanade, asked for a date to review the fact of the case in view of the plea of the accused.

Justice Quadri ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the matter to May 4. ­


- CAJ News

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