EFCC docks company director for N1.9m fraud

Posted by News Express | 30 June 2017 | 1,660 times

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•The accused, Adenike Akinola, MD, Maybond Nigeria Limited.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned Adenike Akinola and her company Maybond Nigeria Limited before Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court on a three count charge bordering on Conspiracy, Obtaining by False Pretense and Issuance of Dud Cheque.

The accused person allegedly obtained the sum of N1.9 million from the complainant on the pretext that she would supply him with Thailand Parboiled Rice but dishonestly converted the money. In the process of trying to pay back, she issued him with a cheque of the equivalent sum which subsequently bounced on presentation due to lack of funds in the account.

One of the charge read that “you Adenike Akinola sometime around August 4, 2011 in Sokoto within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Sokoto dishonestly obtained the sum of N1,900,000 (One Million,  Nine Hundred Thousand Naira Only)  from one Anucha Solomon under the false pretence that you will supply him with 600 bags of Thailand Parboiled Rice and you thereby committed an offense contrary to section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act,  2006.”

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Counsel for the prosecution, Toafeek Lasisi did not oppose the bail application made by the defence counsel Orga C. Orga on behalf of his client.

Justice Bello subsequently granted the accused bail in the sum N1.5 million and remanded her in EFCC custody pending fulfilment of the bail conditions.

The case has been adjourned to October 3, 2017 for commencement of trial.

Source: News Express

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