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EFCC arraigns five suspects over N6m fraud in Rivers State

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned five suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt Zonal Office, Rivers State.

The defendants include Olurunpomi T. David, Fasoyin Ojo, Emmanuel Otemu, Felix G. Sigite and a company, Seagabs Ventures.

They were arraigned on Wednesday, before Justice A. T. Muhammed on two counts charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N6m.

The defendants allegedly ran into problems after a petitioner reported them to the EFCC, claiming that, sometimes in 2018, he got a contract to supply 45,000 litres of automotive gas oil to a company at Eket, Akwa Ibom State.

The petitioner said he gave the contract to the defendants to carry out the supply. He paid N6m into a bank account of one of the defendants. After obtaining the money, they neither carried out the contract nor refunded the money.

The defendants pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges pressed against them.

Justice Muhammed adjourned the matter till March 1, 2021. The accused was remanded in the custody of the EFCC.

 

 


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