Man docked for N36m fraud in Ebonyi



The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, arraigned one Chima Nnachi Emperor before Justice V.N Nwancho of the Ebonyi State High Court for allegedly collecting the sum of N36, 105,000 from one Chinyere Isaac Ibiam to process a Bureau De Change License but converted it to his personal use.

The charge against him reads, “that you, Chima Nnachi Emperor between the 7th day of October,2021 and 27th day of October,2021 in Afikpo ,Ebonyi State within the jurisdiction of the Ebonyi State High Court of Nigeria , received and converted to your personal use the sum of N35,000,000 property of Chinyere Isaac Ibiam trading under the name and style of Jeckbold Production and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383(1) of the Criminal Code Law , Cap 33 Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria 2009 and punishable under Section 390 of the same Law.”

Spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, said the defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

Justice Nwancho granted the defendant bail in the sum of One Million Naira with two sureties in like sums. The sureties must swear to an affidavit of means and show evidence of tax clearance in the last three years. The sureties and the defendant shall also deposit their recent passport photographs with the court.

The case was adjourned till July 21, 2022 for trial.