Three fraudsters have been arraigned by the EFCC for allegedly stealing money meant for a late man's gratuity.
According to the anti-graft agency, the money that the trio cornered for their own use was the terminal benefit of one Clement Udemba, who had died while in the service of the former national telecommunication outfit.
All efforts by the son of the beneficiary, Emmanuel Udemba, to collect the money meant for his father was met with a brick wall until he wrote a petition to the EFCC and after a thorough investigation, it was found out that the suspects had cornered the money fraudulently.
It was realised that the said money had been paid into a certain account opened by the accused persons in the name of the late man.
When the charges were read to them, the accused persons pleaded not guilty and in considering their bail application, the presiding judge granted Nwakoba bail on compassionate grounds because of her baby, while Owerema and Okafor were ordered to be remanded in Kuje and Suleja Prisons, respectively.