The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) Sokoto has arraigned a banker, Ezeagbor Chijioke alongside two others Anthony Chidiebere Nneji and Ibenegbu Chukwudi Francis.
They had been arraigned earlier than Justice Muhammad Muhammad of the Sokoto State Excessive Courtroom on four-count prices on conspiracy, forgery and acquiring cash by false pretences to the tune of N1million.
The company obtained intelligence of alleged conspiracy to defraud one Olajide Adeshina Muhammad Misbahudeen beneath the guise of Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) Treasury Invoice funding.
EFCC mentioned the suspects allegedly cast and issued Misbahudeen a pretend certificates.
Rely one learn: “That you simply Ezeagbor Chijioke whereas being the Direct Gross sales Agent of First Metropolis Monument Financial institution (FCMB) Plc, Anthony Chidiebere Nneji and Ibenegbu Chukwudi Francis of the C. S. Paper Works enterprise middle, on or concerning the twentieth day of February 2020 at Sokoto, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, with intent to defraud falsely obtained the overall sum of N1,000,000 from one Olajide Adeshina Muhammad Misbahudeen beneath the guise of investing the cash in Central Financial institution of Nigeria Treasury Payments which you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 1(1)(a) of the Advance Charge Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006 and punishable beneath Part 1(3) of the identical Act.”
The defendants pleaded not responsible to the costs once they had been learn.
Prosecution counsel, S. H. Sa’advert requested for a date for graduation of trial.
Counsel to the primary defendant, Y. Y. Gwazawa, and counsels to the co-accused prayed for time to file bail functions.
Justice Muhammad adjourned the case to September 24, 2020 for trial.
He ordered that the defendants be remanded within the NCS pending the listening to and dedication of bail.