TheNigerianVoice Online Radio Center

EFCC Arraigns Two For N20m Fraud

Source: thewillnigeria.com
Click for Full Image Size

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, (THEWILL) - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday arraigned the duo of Mabeline Orits Ogunkoya and Roland Emughedi, before Justice H.A. Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on 6-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence. The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The suspects on different dates, obtained the total sum of Twenty Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N20, 850,000.00) from their victims (Remy Igwegbe, Godwin Iheanacho Woha and Sylvester Igwegbe) through a phony proposal of executing a Local Purchase Order (L.P.O).

One of the counts reads; “that you Mabeline Orits Ogunkoya (also known as Mabeline Orits Eyimofe) and Roland Emughedi, on or about the 17th day of November,2010 at Port Harcourt within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of Five Million Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N5,850,000:00) only from one Remy Igwegbe under the pretence that the said sum of money would be used in the execution of a Local Purchase Order for the construction of six rooms Teachers’ quarters at Makara Community, Warri and roofing project at Zanzan Jelejele both of Warri Southwest Local Government Area, Delta State, a pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.

Another count reads; “that you Mabeline Orits Ogunkoya (also known as Mabeline Orits Eyimofe) and Roland Emughedi, on or about the 23rd day of November, 2010 at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of Eight Million Naira (N8,000,000:00) only from one Godwin Iheanacho Woha under the pretence that the said sum of money would be used in the execution of a Local Purchase Order for the construction of six rooms Teachers’ quarters at Makara Community, Warri and roofing project at Zanzan Jelejele both of Warri southwest Local Government Area, Delta State, a pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.

The accused persons were remanded in prison custody and the matter adjourned to May 23, 2013 for consideration of their bail applications.