According to report, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has officially charged Joseph Ovbokhan Odubu who is a brother to the Deputy Governor of Edo, Pius Odubu over N9.36 million Fraud.
Him and his company known as Even Handed Services Limited was arraigned at a Federal High Court, in Benin.
Odubu was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering forgery, uttering and obtaining money by false presence to the tune of N9.36 million
According to EFCC report, Joseph Odubu used forged documents to obtain a loan facility of N9.36 million on September 5, 2014 from a first generation bank to facilitate the supply of chairs and desks in Edo State.
Further investigation revealed that Odubu, had the intent to defraud and to facilitate fraud, forged a document which he claimed was received by Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission.
The offense contravened section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17 of the Revised Edition Act, 2007 and punishable under section 1(2) of the same Act.
But after much was done to make sure he was put behind bars , the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecuting counsel, C. A. Okoli, applied for date the commencement of trial and that the accused be remanded in prison.
Joseph Odubu’s counsel, Osama Idehen, applied for his client’s bail but the court refused it. He was remanded in prison and the case was adjourned till November 22.