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Dishonest Port Harcourt businessman in court

18 December 2014, 20:29

Lagos - The trial of the Port Harcourt businessman, Christian Odum, who allegedly duped a man of N640 000 by claiming to be working for
the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC), has been adjourned to early next year.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned him at the at the Federal High Court in the Rivers State city on charges
bordering on conspiracy, forgery, and obtaining money under false pretence.

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Odum, and Stanley Alozie, who is still at large, allegedly defrauded Akinyosoye, in July 2012, obtaining the sum of N640 000 from him under the
pretence that the money would be used to purchase Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO).

Akinyosoye's company, Abipet Nigeria Limited, had been contracted by Genuinelyness Outlook Limited of Lagos, to supply two trucks of the LPFO.

Odum gave allegedly gave afake NNPC/PPMC Ticket No. BB 036867 and NNPC/PPMC Bridging Note purported to have been issued by NNPC to

Efforts by Akinyosoye to get his money back from Odum and his alleged cohort, proved unsuccessful.

The matter has been adjourned to January 22 and February 5 for hearing of bail and commencement of trial respectively.

- CAJ News


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