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Phony construction contract lands Enugu man in trouble

17 March 2015, 08:00Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - An alleged Enugu State fraudster who defrauded a victim vast amounts of foreign currency in a phony construction project will return to court in April.

This follows the arraignment of the suspect Ogbonaya Chibuzor, at the Federal High Court in the state for offences bordering on advanced fee fraud and obtaining money by false pretence.

One of the counts in the charge against  Chibuzor reads, “That you, Ogbonaya Chibuzor, on or about the 16th day of December, 2013 at Enugu, Enugu State, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, knowingly had in your possession a document containing false pretence titled “ref: “PAYMENT APPROVAL FOR CONTRACT EXECUTION” addressed to one David James in which you claimed that the sum of 1 800 Euros has been approved for payment for execution of 500 metres Canal Bridge at Lekki Phase 1 to Ikoyi G.R.A Lagos and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.”

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Chibuzor was docked on a five-count charge before pleading not guilty when the charges were read to him.

Chibuzor is pleading not guilty to the charge.

The case has been adjourned to April 13.

The accused will remain in custody.

- CAJ News


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