The EFCC has arrested a man for allegedly committing a N2.7 million fraud


EFCC arraigns Odobor Chukwunalu on a two-count charge for allegedly obtaining the sum of N2,700,000 under false pretence. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating alleged fraud in the banking sector.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, arraigned Odobor Chukwunalu before Justice Okon.Abang of the Federal High Court in Warri, Delta State, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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Chukwunalu was charged with two counts of collecting a sum of two million seven hundred thousand naira (N2,700,000) solely via deception.

“That you Odobor Chukwunalu on or about the 24th day of May, 2019 in Warri, Delta State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N2,700,000 from Ese Oniovosa Festus, which was paid into account number: 6012022195 domiciled at Keystone Bank Plc operated by you with the false prete

When the charge was read to him, the defendant pled not guilty.

In light of the defendant’s plea, prosecution attorney Isa.K. Agwai requested a trial date from the court. However, the defendant’s counsel, Lawrence.Ayewa, pleaded with the court to give him bail, stating that the defendant has been on EFCC administrative bail.

Justice Abang set bail for the defendant at N4 million with one surety who must be a resident of the court’s jurisdiction and have a landed property with a Certificate of Occupancy.

Justice Abang ruled that the defendant be held in the prison of the Nigerian Correctional Service pending the completion of the bail terms, and that the case be adjourned until July 29, 2021.

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