In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, September, 2020

EFCC Arraigns Man Over N3.9m Theft

EFCC Arraigns Man Over N3.9m Theft


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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, on Thursday, arraigned one Taofeek Adereti earlier than the Lagos State Excessive Courtroom in Ikeja for the theft of N3,948,739.66.

Adereti was arraigned on three counts bordering on conspiracy and stealing earlier than Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

It was gathered that Adereti allegedly stole the cash belonging to 1 Modinat Agbeniga and transformed it to his private use.

The suspect pleaded not responsible to the fees.

The fees learn partly, “That you just, Taofeek Adereti and Monsurat Adereti (nonetheless at giant), on or about August 23, 2017, at Lagos, throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, dishonestly stole and transformed to your use the sum of N2,854,494.52, the property of Mrs Modinat Agbeniga.”

In view of the defendant’s plea, the prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, requested a trial date, whereas the defence knowledgeable the court docket of a pending bail utility.

Following the submission of each counsel, Justice Taiwo ordered the remand of the defendant in EFCC custody and adjourned the case until September 29, 2020, for the listening to of the bail utility.

In the meantime, the Maiduguri zonal workplace of the EFCC has arraigned one Alhaji Bunu Sheriff earlier than Justice Fadawu Umaru of the Borno State Excessive Courtroom for fraud.

The defendant was arraigned on one depend of fraud to the tune of N845,300.

Sheriff allegedly defrauded one Alhaji Musa Askira of the sum after he purchased 79 baggage of maize for N10,700 every.

The sufferer alleged that Sherrif agreed to pay after he had bought the maize, however refused to pay him.

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The defendant pleaded not responsible.

The prosecution counsel, A. U. Ringim, requested the court docket for a trial date and urged the court docket to remand the defendant in a correctional centre.

The defence counsel, A. Mohammed, didn’t object to the prosecution’s request.

Justice Umaru adjourned the matter until September 29, 2020, for the graduation of trial and remanded the defendant in jail.


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