Couple Arraigned By EFCC For Fraudulent Activity

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Couple have reportedly been charged to court by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for their involvement in fraudulent activity.

It was learnt that the married couple were charged over an alleged $120m fraud.

The married couple is reportedly facing seven counts bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretenses.

 EFCC however revealed that the couple had on May 6, 2015, obtained $30,570 from a firm, CIFERCOM LLC under the pretext that the money was for registration of CIFERCOM LLC as a company in Nigeria, preparatory to the award of an $8m contract to CIFERCOM LLC by the Federal Government.

Reports says that one of the charges against the couple read,

“That you, on Augustine Ezeama, Juliet Ezeama and Mabrubeni Nigeria Limited, on or about the 6th of May, 2015 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $30,570 from CIFERCOM LLC under the false pretences that the money was for registration of CIFERCOM LLC as a company in Nigeria preparatory to the award of $8m contract to CIFERCOM LLC by the Federal Government of Nigeria, which representation you knew to be false.”

However, the couple pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them.

Justice Oshodi remanded the defendants in the custody of the EFCC and adjourned the matter until November 21, 2016, for bail application.