EFCC docks man for alleged N17.4m and $6,300 fraud

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Workplace, on Monday March 22, arraigned one Nanpan Salihu Yaniyang earlier than Justice O.O. Abike-Fadipe of the Lagos State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a four-count cost bordering on stealing and acquiring by false pretence to the tune of N17,449,000 ( Seventeen Million 4 Hundred and Forty-nine Thousand Naira) and $6,300( Six Thousand Three Hundred United States {Dollars}).

 

One of many counts towards him reads

 

“Nanpan Salihu Yaniyang, someday in 2020 in Lagos State , throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N17,449,000 (Seventeen Million 4 Hundred and Forty-nine Thousand Naira) from Valerie Okoli and her co-investors beneath the pretence that you’d assist them incorporate an organization, and use the stated fund to spend money on Foreign exchange, which pretext you knew or must know is fake.”

 

One other rely reads

 

“Nanpan Salihu, someday in 2020 in Lagos State, throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $6,300 (Six Thousand Three Hundred United States {Dollars}) from Valerie Okoli and her co-investors beneath the pretence that you’ll use the stated fund to spend money on Foreign exchange, which pretext you knew or must know is fake”.

 

He pleaded not responsible to the fees introduced towards him.

 

The prosecuting counsel, Ayanfe Ogunsina, requested the Courtroom for a trial date and tovremand the defendant in custody.

 

The defence counsel, Cyril Ebeh, knowledgeable the Courtroom that he had filed an software for the bail of the defendant.

 

Consequently, Justice Abike-Fadipe adjourned until March 29, 2021 for listening to of the bail software and ordered that the defendant be remanded at any of the Correctional Centres in Lagos.

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