- A couple residing in Enugu state has landed in court following allegations of land fraud
- The anti-graft agency charged the Enugu couple to court for obtaining money through false pretence
- The couple pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them by the EFCC and were granted bail
Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.
Enugu state, Enugu - The Enugu state chapter of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, December 5, dragged a couple to court over a land case.
The couple, Mr Udeani Simon Sunday and his wife, Udeani Dorcas Amaka, appeared before Justice M.G. Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu state.
They were arraigned on three-count charges bordering on an alleged land fraud, including obtaining N2,750,000.00 by false pretence.
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Background of the couple's drama with the EFCC
According to the EFCC, the charges against the Udeani couple stemmed from an alleged land fraud scheme between July 10, 2019, and December 19, 2019, in Enugu state. The victims were induced to deliver N2.75 million under the false pretence of purchasing a plot of land.
However, Justice Ajah granted the couple bail after they pleaded non-guilty to the crime and with specific conditions set by the respective judges. The case has been adjourned till March 7, 2024.
Nigerians react as EFCC arraigns Enugu couple
Nigerians reacted to the development in the comment section of the EFCC on X. Legit.ng captured some of their views.
"In naija crimes have become family affairs, it's very pathetic situation we found ourselves in presently."
"Waste of time and resources for targeting people who are not in government. This couple @officialEFCC arraigned did not contribute to the bankrupting of our economy as alleged by APC and the current govt. Arrain and jail the politicians that put Nigeria in comatose. Start here."
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