Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a man in court for posing as an officer of the commission in an attempt to defraud a former Accountant General of the Cross River State.
Folusho Stephen has appeared before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo, Abuja on a single count charge bordering on impersonation and fraud after a failed attempt to defraud Henry Ojogo.
It is alleged in April, he allegedly posed as a staff of the EFCC, and attempted to defraud Ojogo to the tune of N600 000 to enable him quash alleged investigations into the latter by the EFCC.
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It is alleged the accused asked the victim to pay the sum of N400 000 and the balance at a later date into a particular account in one of the new generation banks to enable him destroy a purported case file.
Ojogo, confident of his innocence, suspected a foul play and consequently reported the case to the commission, leading to Stephen’s arrest.
The accused admitted committing the crime when the charge was read to him.
Upon the accused plea of guilty, counsel to EFCC, Victor Ukagwu urged the court to convict and sentence him in accordance with the provisions of Section 274 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
He had not been sentenced at the time of going to press.
- CAJ News