Abuja - A man has been arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory High Court Apo, Abuja, for allegedly extorting money from members of the public on the pretence of offering them employment into the Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other paramilitary agencies.
Michael Ogun, popularly known as Idris Suleiman, appeared before Justice Olubukola Adeniyi of for offences bordering on forgery and money laundering.
Count one reads, “That you Michael Ogun a.k.a Idris Suleiman sometime in March 2014 in Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of N8 500 from one Angela Chinwe Okeke through Access Bank account number: 0064938358 belonging to Idris Suleiman when you falsely represented yourself as capable of providing her with a job at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section1(1)(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section1(3) of the same Act.”
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The accused pleaded not guilty to the 6-count charge preferred against him by the EFCC.
Based on the plea of the accused person, counsel to EFCC, Yetunde Alabi asked the court to fix a date for trial to commence.
However, counsel to the first accused, S.I Imoke urged the court to admit his client to bail. He stated that the accused person was ready to face trial and would not do anything to frustrate it.
Justice Adeniyi granted the accused bail in the sum of N2 million and two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned to February 18, 2015 for trial.
- CAJ News