Lagos - A
manager of a company, Christopher Henshaw, who allegedly obtained N100 million
from a bank under the pretext of financing a contract, was on Friday arraigned
in an Igbosere Magistrates' Court, Lagos.
Henshaw, 35, whose address was
not given, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and fraud.
The prosecutor, CSP Effiong
Asuquo, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in
February 2014, in Lagos.
He said that the accused
allegedly obtained N100 million from the United Bank for Africa (UBA) under the
guise that his company, Bridgegate Deepwater Technology Ltd., had a contract
with Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
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The prosecutor alleged that the
accused made a false representation to the bank that his company had manpower
supply contract with Chevron for which Chevron had domiciled the money for the
contract in UBA.
Asuquo said that the accused knew
that the representation he made to UBA was false.
He said that the offences
contravened Sections 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not
The Magistrate, Mrs A. O.
Komolafe, admitted the accused on bail in the sum of N10 million with two
sureties in like sum, after listening to the plea for bail.
She ordered that the sureties
must provide evidence of three years tax payment and the addresses of the
The case was adjourned till Jan.
12 for mention.