EFCC Arraigns Man for $3,650 Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, March 13, 2017 arraigned one Iwuala Ikechukwu Brown before Justice J. O. Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one- count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $3,650.
The count reads:
“That you, Iwuala Ikechukwu Brown, between August, 2013 and November 23, 2013 at Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, did obtain the gross sum of $3,650 (Three Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty United States of America Dollars) from Thomas Noblin of the United States of America by falsely representing that you are David Walter of Oregon, United States of America, which representation you knew to be false.”
He pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Anita Imo, asked the court for a trial date and prayed that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.
However, counsel to the defendant, U. C. Chikelue, urged the court to grant the accused bail.
Justice Oyefeso adjourned to April 11, 2017 for commencement of trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ikoyi prison.

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