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Pair arraigned for defrauding bankers millions

24 June 2015, 22:08

Lagos - Two suspects have appeared in court for allegedly defrauding some bankers to the tune of $2,25 million.

Alhaji Yerima Suleiman and Uwem Essien Antia have been arraigned before Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a four-count charge.

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This borders on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and forgery.

In March, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission operatives arrested the pair for allegedly stealing from two bankers: Aginwa Gladys and Ale Dennis.

The suspects allegedly approached Aginwa and Dennis in February offering to sell foreign exchange to the tune of $10 million.

It emerged later the deals were fraudelent.

The victims lodged a complaint with the EFCC and operatives of the commission eventually arrested the two alleged fraudsters.

When the charges were read to the accused, they pleaded not guilty.

Justice Akapo has adjourned the matter to November 9-15.

- CAJ News


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