EFCC Arraigns Nigerian Pastor Over Alleged Fraud in Enugu
- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a clergyman, Apostle Uchechukwu Samuel, over alleged fraud
- Apostle Uchechukwu was arraigned on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing, conspiracy, and obtaining money by false pretence
- The clergyman, however, pleaded "not guilty" before Justice H.O. Eya of an Enugu state high court on Tuesday
Enugu, Enugu state - A Nigerian clergyman, Apostle Uchechukwu Samuel, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraud.
As reported by Nigerian Tribune, Apostle Uchechukwu was arraigned on Tuesday, May 23, before Justice H.O. Eya of an Enugu high court on a seven-count charge of stealing, conspiracy, and obtaining money by false pretence.
The apostle pleaded not guilty
The clergyman, however, pleaded "not guilty" when all the charges were read to him.
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The prosecution counsel, Ani Ikechukwu Michael, asked Justice Eya to fix a date for Uchechukwu’s trial to commence.
Justice Enya granted the man of God bail and adjourned the case till July 4 and 5, 2023, for hearing https://www.legit.ng/1172073-efcc-arrests-pastor-allegedly-swindling-church-member.html
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