EFCC arraigns 45-yr-old man in court over alleged N3m scam


A 45 year old man, identified as Adekolya James Adeyinka, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC,) Ibadan zonal office, before the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta for allegedly obtaining  N3million  under false pretence.

He was arraigned before Justice Watilat Ibrahim on a 23-count charge of collecting the N3million  in tranches sometimes in 2016 under the pretence that he was expecting N60m (Sixty Million Naira) from Nigerite Company.

EFCC stated that the man was alleged to have  claimed that the said N60m was awarded to him as damages against the company in a civil matter between them. After the 23 counts were read to him, he  pleaded not guilty to each and all the charges.

The Prosecuting counsel, Chidi Okoli, thereafter prayed the court for a trial date and order to remand him in the Nigerian Correctional Service facility.

Justice  Ibrahim however adjourned the case to October 15, 2019 for trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded as prayed.

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