ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned one Abdulhamid Isah before Justice I.O. Ijelu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja.
Isah was arraigned on three-count charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, stealing, and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct.
The EFCC disclosed this on its Facebook page of on Thursday.
One of the counts reads: “Abdulhamid Isah, sometime in October 2022, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, obtained a total sum of $63,590, from Chinedu Ugokwe by falsely representing Chinedu Ugokwe that the money was for the supply of the Dollar equivalent, which pretence you knew to be false.”
READ ALSO: EFCC Arraigns Couple Over Fraud In Enugu
Another count reads: “Abdulhamid Isah, sometime in October 2022, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, obtained and retained the total sum of $63,590 from Chinedu Ugokwe, being proceeds of criminal conduct to wit stealing.”
He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to him.
Following his plea, counsel for the EFCC, N.K. Ukoha prayed the court for a trial date for the prosecution to open its case.
However, the defence counsel, E.A. Ogbeche, informed the court of the bail application of his client.
Ruling on the bail application, Justice Ijelu held that “bail is to ensure future attendance”.
The Judge, therefore, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N5 million, with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation.
The case was adjourned till 1 February, 2024, for trial and the defendant was ordered to be remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre.