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  • Crime - Enugu
  • Updated: June 18, 2024

EFCC arraigns fraudster for impersonating officers in Enugu

EFCC arraigns fraudster for impersonating officers in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a suspected fraudster, Nweke Izuchukwu Jude before the Federal High Court in Enugu for allegedly impersonating EFCC officers and obtaining money through false pretence.

According to the EFCC, Jude was docked before Justice Mohammed Garba Umar on two-count charges bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N1,100,000 (One Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira).

The charge sheet alleged that Jude fraudulently presented himself as an EFCC officer and obtained the sum of N1,100,000 from one Justin Chidozie Chukwukere in April 2024.

The offence is contrary to Section 1 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

Jude pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the EFCC prosecutor, Ajobiewe Rotimi Enitan, requested a trial date and for the defendant to be remanded at the Enugu State Correctional Facility pending trial.

The defence counsel, E.S. Umeojiakor, sought Jude's release on liberal terms, and the court granted bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.

The matter was adjourned to October 9, 2024, for trial, and the defendant was remanded at the Enugu State Correctional Facility pending the perfection of his bail conditions.

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