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Suspect nabbed for defrauding Asian businessman

15 April 2015, 14:03Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a man for allegedly defrauding a Vietnamese businessman US$7 920 in a phony transaction.

Michael Akpan appeared before Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos State High Court sitting in  Ikeja on one -count charge bordering on stealing, contrary to section 185 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State (2011).

The arrest followed a petition by one Kim Son, a Vietnamese businessman, that the suspect defrauded him of the money after failing to ship a consignment of cow horns he allegedly ordered and paid for.

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According to EFCC, Akpan admitted collecting the money but did not fulfill the contractual obligations to the Vietnamese nor make any refund of the money paid to him.

“Besides, after collecting payments for the cow horns, he reportedly stopped communicating with the complainant,” Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesperson, said.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Justice Jose ordered the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri maximum prison and adjourned the matter to June 18 and 22 for trial.

- CAJ News

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