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Enugu Court rules on advance fee fraudsters

13 May 2015, 09:02Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Federal High Court in Enugu will later on Wednesday rule on the bail application of the five suspects answering to a 16-count charge bordering on intent to defraud and obtaining N26,3 million by false pretence.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will arraign Uchenna Nwako, Ejikeme Oluchukwu, Nnamani Ikechukwu, Ibeh Martins and Nwako Victoria Ifeoma before Justice Agishir.

Part of the charge reads, You Uchenna Nwako, Ejikme Oluchukwu, Nnamani Ikechukwu, Ibeh Kodili Martins and Nwako Victoria Ifeoma sometime in November 2012 in Enugu, Enugu State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, conspired among yourselves to commit an unlawful act to wit: obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) and punishable under section 1(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”

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“That you Nwako Victoria Ifeoma and Uchenna Nwako on or about October 18, 2012 in Enugu, Enugu State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, concealed and disguised the origin of the sum of  N8,940,000 which is proceed of an unlawful activity by causing the said money to be paid into the Zenith Bank account number 1013144345 of Ifechina  Enterprises Limited, a private limited company jointly owned by both of you, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(a) and punishable under Section 15(3) of the Money Laundering Act , 2011 (As Amended).”

EFCC operatives arrested the suspects in February 2013 after intelligence reports indicated that they were involved in fraudulent activities bordering on cybercrime.

The suspects have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case was adjourned to today for consideration of bail application.

- CAJ News

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