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EFCC arraigns man for $63,590 fraud 

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The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, arraigned one Abdulhamid Isah before Justice I.O. Ijelu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja.

This was disclosed in a post on the official X handle of the EFCC on Wednesday.

The defendant is facing three counts of false pretences, stealing, and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct.

One of the counts reads: “Abdulhamid Isah, sometime in October 2022, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, obtained a total sum of $63,590  from Chinedu Ugokwe by falsely representing Chinedu Ugokwe that the money was for the supply of the Dollar equivalent, which pretence you knew to be false.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following his plea, the EFCC’s attorney, N.K. Ukoha, begged the court for a trial date so that the prosecution may begin its case.

However, the defence attorney, E.A. Ogbeche told the court about his client’s bail request.

As a result, the judge granted the defendant N5 million bail, with two sureties in equal amounts, one of whom had to be a blood relative.

The defendant was ordered to be placed in detention at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre and the case was adjourned till February 1, 2024.