A man and his wife has been dragged to a court by the EFCC for obtaining money by tricks and 419 activities.
A man and his wife, Osinachi and Ifeyinwa Nwachukwu, has been dragged to the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and obtaining money by false pretence.
In a press release by the anti-graft agency, the couple had allegedly conspired and defrauded one Charles Iferenta of the sum of N800,000 under the guise of selling a Honda CRV mini SUV to him which he neither got nor the money refunded to him.
Count two of the charge reads:
"That you, Osinachi Nwachukwu on or about the 13th of September 2013, at Port Harcourt, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with the intent to defraud, did induced Mr. Charles Iferenta to part with the sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (N800, 000.00) through Ibe Ifeyinwa Vivian’s GTB Account No. 0023171469 under the pretext that a 2007 Model Honda CRV car will be purchased and delivered to him and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006."
The couple pleaded not guilty to the charges and were admitted to bail on self recognition due to the wife's pregnant state while the matter was adjourned to March 25, 2015 for trial.