- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a suspected fraudster, Abdulhamid Isah
- Justice I.O. Ijelu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, remanded the defendant in prison over an alleged $63,590 fraud.
- Giving his ruling on Wednesday, December 6, the judge adjourned the matter till February 1, 2024, for trial
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Ikeja, Lagos state - Justice I.O. Ijelu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, has ordered that a suspected fraudster, Abdulhamid Isah, be remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre over an alleged $63,590 fraud.
The judge gave the order after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulhamid arraigned the defendant on three-count charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, stealing and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct.
Abdulhamid had in October 2022, at Lagos, “obtained a total sum of $63,590 (Sixty-three Thousand Five Hundred and Ninety United States Dollars) from Chinedu Ugokwe by falsely representing Chinedu Ugokwe that the money was for the supply of the Dollar equivalent, which pretence you knew to be false."
The defendant also “obtained and retained the total sum of $63,590 (Sixty-three Thousand Five Hundred and Ninety Dollars) from Chinedu Ugokwe, being proceeds of criminal conduct to wit stealing."
Abdulhamid, however, pleaded "not guilty" to the charges when they were read to him before Justice I.O. Ijelu on Wednesday, December 6.
Justice Ijelu granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N5 million, with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation.
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The judge adjourned the matter till February 1, 2024, for trial
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that EFCC brought charges against a couple, Oriyomi Idowu and Ruth Idowu before Justice Mojisola Dada at the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
The charges, totalling N2,757,188,000.00, include offences such as obtaining money through false pretence, money laundering, stealing, retaining stolen property, and forgery.
The couple and enterprises belonging to Ruth Idowu (Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway Food Processing Company Limited, Samee Idowu Company Limited, and Farmex Integrated Companies Limited) pleaded "not guilty" to the 20-count charges.
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Justice M.G Umar gave the order after the EFCC arraigned Unije before the court. Unijie allegedly obtained money by false pretence and money laundering to N340,000,000.
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