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EFCC arraigns four for alleged N38.5m scam

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The Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arraigned four suspects before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a nine-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N38, 570, 000.

According to the prosecuting counsel, S.O. Daji, the accused – Joseph Nworhabiko Adele, Jackson Precious Kamalu, George Iwuagwu and Richie Edward Ojeba – allegedly obtained money from one Dr. Joseph Friday Mekiliuwa, the Managing Director of Wealth Builders Technical Services Limited, by false pretence in March 2019.

The defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Consequently, the presiding judge adjourned till October 26, 2020 for hearing of their bail applications after ordering their remand in the Nigerian Custodial Centre.

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