EFCC arraigns corps member over alleged fraud
The EFCC has arraigned a corps member identified as Ogbonna Victor Chibuzor in court, on a five-count charge of intent to defraud and possession of fraudulent documents containing false pretences contrary to Section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.
The serving corps member who was arraigned before Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu, was arrested in series of raids carried out by the zonal office of the EFCC in the past one week. It was gathered that several suspected fraudsters in their early twenties were arrested, having been found to be living flamboyantly despite having no identifiable means of livelihood.
Analysis on the computer of the suspected fraudster, revealed certain incriminating documents intended to be used in swindling gullible Nigerians and foreigners alike. Ogbonna was also accused of using his e-mail address to send unsolicited emails to his victims, and also using fake or stolen identity to legitimize his nefarious activities.
The EFCC who arraigned the corps member in court, alleged that one of such documents was addressed to one Alan Christopher of BG Group Plc,Thames Valley Park,Reading, RG6, Berkshire,United Kingdom with a rider “Your attention is needed” and a second paragraph talking about a (£12,500.000.00) Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterling unclaimed contract fund.
Another document was a purported Contract Award Certificate to one Michael Morgan of 101 Brooklyn,New York,United State of America, on Directing and Fixing of Oil Spillage in the Niger Deltasigned by the Chairman,Contract Tender Board and Chairman, Legal Department of Chevron Nigeria.
The suspect who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) and one surety in like sum. His surety must have a landed property in Enugu, which must be verified by the Commissioner of Lands.
While the case was adjourned to January 30, 2019, the suspect is to to be remanded in prison custody until he fulfils his bail conditions.