The Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned two suspected fraudsters, Nnamdi Madu (24) and Darlington Ifeakachi Nwali (24) earlier than Justice A. M Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu.
They have been arraigned on a cummulative ten-count cost of intent to defraud and possession of fraudulent paperwork, opposite to Section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable below Section 1 (3) of the identical Act.
The duo’s arraignment was sequel to their arrest on December 14th, 2018, as a part of sequence of raids carried out by the zonal workplace by which a number of members of a syndicate of fraudsters working inside Enugu metropolis largely made up of University college students and dropouts and residing flamboyantly above means regardless of no identifiable technique of livelihood have been rounded up.
Analysis carried out by the Commission on the computer systems of the suspected fraudsters revealed sure incriminating paperwork meant for use in swindling gullible foreigners. Some paperwork within the recovered computer systems of the suspects have been titled “SPANISH HASTING WARD CAREY & CHAMBERS,” “CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF A PRIVATE COMPANY” “ AILEEN” meant to be despatched to their victims utilizing pretend or stolen identities.
Some different objects recovered from the suspects’ home embrace; varied ATM playing cards,a toyota Venza with a National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS) plate quantity, Toyota Avalon,4 laptops,a number of cell phones,substances suspected to be charms, enormous wraps of Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) amongst others.
One of the defendants, who educated as a science lab technician and not too long ago received a job at one of many educating hospitals in Enugu, was discovered to be the proprietor of a filling station in an outskirt of Enugu.
When their prices have been learn to them, the defendants respectively pleaded not responsible to prices prompting their lawyer, Ndubuisi Nwaokporo to maneuver movement for bail of the defendants which was not opposed by Innocent Mbachie, the prosecution counsel.
They have been every granted bail on the next situations: N500,000 every and one surety every in like sum, sureties to have landed properties inside the jurisdiction of the court docket and the properties’ paperwork should be verified by the registrar of the court docket.
The case has been adjourned to January 21, 2019, for trial, with the choose ordering the defendants to be remanded in jail custody pending the perfection of their bail situations.