The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said yesterday it had arraigned a former Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly Kanayo Chris Enemuo and one Alex Okafor for Advance Fee Fraud, popularly known as 419.
It said the two accused persons were put on trial on Thursday before Justice. I.N Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State on a five count charge.
The charges border on conspiracy and obtaining money under......
false pretence to the tune of N4,245,000.00 (four million naira).
Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development in a statement in Abuja, saying: “the offence is contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.
“Enemuo, a former speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly and former Commissioner of Lands, Survey and Urban Planning allegedly obtained the said sum under the pretext that he is the rightful owner of plot Os/9, Iyagu Housing Estate.
“Enemuo, in an alleged abuse of his position as a public servant, issued documents purportedly emanating from the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Urban Planning to mask his fraudulent scheme.
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