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Banker lands in EFCC net over N74million fraud in Abuja

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EFCC, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, charged a banker, one Ogunleye Bamidele Ayodele before Justice Hussaini Baba Yusuf of Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama Abuja, for purportedly acquiring the sum of N74, 760,000 (Seventy-Four Million, Seven-Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira just), under false pretence from one Auwal A Danyaro, Chief Executive Officer, Triple A Multi Concept Global Ventures.

The arraignment of the accused who is confronting a nine-count charge, bordering on getting cash under false pretence, followed a petition to EFCC, by the complainant who affirmed that the accused, a Staff and his account officer at First City Monument Bank Plc; moved toward him with a lure to enable him to get United States Dollars from the Central Bank of Nigeria at a lower exchange rate.

According to the complainant, he parted with his company’s Triple A Multi- Concept Global Ventures’ N74, 760,000 (Seventy-Four Million, Seven-Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira only), to the accused without the defendant buying the alleged Dollars nor refund his money.

count one of the charge read: “That you, Ogunleye Bamidele Ayodele approximately the 21st of November, 2017 in Abuja inside the purview of this Honorable Court, with purpose to cheat obtained the total of ten Million Naira just (10,000,000.000) from one Auwal A Danyaro, the Chief Executive Officer Of Triple A multi Concept Global endeavors being cash exchanged from his bank account number 3905025021 with First City Monument Bank Plc to one Ajayi Adeniyi Joshua’s account number 4668460010 with first monument bank based on your instruction as part installment of a complete entirety of 74,760,000 (Seventy Four Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira just) under the falsification that you were going to give him United State Dollars from the Central Bank of Nigeria, a reality which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1) (a) and punishable under section 1 (3) of the advance fee fraud and other fraud related offences act 2006”.

The respondent argued not ‘guilty to every one of the charges and the prosecution counsel, Iwebafa Gift Odibo, requested for a trial date and prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison custody pending a hearing.

Nonetheless, the defence counsel, Osuji Udoka Geraldine, enlightened the court regarding a pending application for bail on behalf of her client. justice Hussaini Baba requested the respondent to be remanded in Kuje Prison and adjourned the matter to May 15, 2019, for bail application and May 30, 2019, for hearing.http://www.lindaikejisblog.

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