6 fraudsters arraigned by EFCC over N31m scam

Six fraudsters who broke into the account of a bank customer have been arraigned by the EFCC.

 

Six suspected fraudstres, four men and two women, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, on a 17 count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and forgery, according to a press statement issued by the anti-graft agency.

The six accused, Festus Onile, Olawale Garuba, Abiodun Afainiya, Jayeola Afolabi David, Yewande Adeyemi and Adetoun Kammal, were apprehended after a petition to the EFCC by a new generation bank over some alleged fraudulent transfers and withdrawals of N31 million through ATM and Point of Sale, POS, from the account of one of its customers.

In the release signed by the Head, Media and Publicity of the anti-graft body, Wilson Uwujaren, the accused had, between December 14 to 18, 2012, had perpetrated the crime.

One of the the charges read:

“Festus Onile, Olawale Garuba and Abiodun Afainiya between the 14th December, 2012 to 18th December, 2012, at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with a dishonest intent stole the sum of N5,513,519.98 (five million, five hundred and thirteen thousand, five hundred and nineteen naira, ninety eight kobo), through point of sale terminals (POS) from account no. 0038253607 belonging to late Shodiya Wemimo Agnes".

The accused persons however pleaded not guilty to the charges and Justice Ipaye ordered that they be remanded in Kirikiri prison pending the determination of their bail applications and adjourned the case to October 9th, 20th and 21st for trial.

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