Police Arraigns 10 Suspects Over N150M Fraud
The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force, today, arraigned 10 men before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged N150 million.
Those arraigned before Justice (Professor) Chuka Obiozor, are: Ismaeel Salami, 49, Akinola Oghuan, 34, Sarumi Abubakar, 32, Salako Idowu Abdulsalam, 30, Cgukwumnonso Ifeanyi, 30.
Others are: Okpetu John, 29, James Idagu, 56, Oyelade Shola Isaac, 32, Osuolale Hammid, 40 and Akeem Adesina, 40.
SFU in charge number FHC/L/248c/17, alleged that the 10 defendants had sometimes in March, 2017, conspired among themselves to fraudulently obtained and transferred the sum of N150 million from various banks customers’ accounts without any authority to do so.
They were also alleged to have blocked the fraud victims’ GSM numbers, so that they will be unable to receive alerts of any financial transactions within the period their accounts are being siphoned.
They were said to have committed the alleged act between Lagos and Oyo States.
The offences according our the prosecutor, Mr. Azubike Sylvester are contrary to and punishable under sections 8(a)(B)(c), 7(1)(a)(b)(I)(ii) and 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee and other related Offences Act 2006, and punishable under section 7(2)(B) of the same Act.
Though, all the defendants pleaded not guilty to the offence, but the Presiding Judge, Justice Obiozor, ordered that they be remanded in Prison’s custody, pending the hearing of their bail application.
The matter has been adjourned till July 28, for hearing of their bail application.