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Ex-Anambra commissioner, banker in court for fraud

16 May 2014, 21:05

Anambra - A former Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Anambra State and a former banker have been arraigned before the Lagos High Court in Ikeja for defrauding a client of N265 million.

Prince Okay Aroh, the former government official, and Abimbola Oluwaniyi, an ex-banker with United Bank for Africa, have been arraigned before Justice Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged that the former Commissioner and his accomplice ran into trouble, when a petitioner wrote to the EFCC alleging that, in 2009, he deposited N265 million in a fixed deposit account with the United Bank for Africa, through the defendants, only for him to discover in 2012, upon maturity of his deposit, that the investment was nonexistent in the bank's record.

They pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, forgery and uttering.

Justice Ipaye adjourned the case to July for trial and ordered that the defendants be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Prison pending the perfection of their bail conditions.

- CAJ News

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