“Family Affair”: EFCC Arraigns Enugu Couple for N2.75 Million Fraud, Shares Photo, Other Details

“Family Affair”: EFCC Arraigns Enugu Couple for N2.75 Million Fraud, Shares Photo, Other Details

  • 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.

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The man and his were have been charged to court over a N2.75 million land scam. Photo credit: @officialEFCC
Source: Twitter

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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The anti-graft agency made this known in a post on its X page (formerly Twitter).

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.

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@jimoh85142 tweeted:

"In naija crimes have become family affairs, it's very pathetic situation we found ourselves in presently."

@christspower4 tweeted:

"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."

EFCC alerts Nigerians on ATM swapping fraud

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the EFCC warned Nigerians not to fall for the tricks of fraudsters who carry out their fraudulent scheme by swapping the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards of unsuspecting citizens.

In a statement posted on its X page and signed by Dele Oyewale, its head of media and publicity, the agency noted that its investigations linked unauthorised withdrawals from victims to ATM or Debit Card swapping fraud.

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Meanwhile, the Lagos state police command arrested Benjamin Ezeukwe, a 28-year-old man accused of creating a fake Dangote cement-price-slash promo to fleece hundreds of Nigerians.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday, November 26.

Source: Legit.ng

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