Nigeria: EFCC arraigns businessman on alleged laundering of $375,000
The Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday arraigned one Ahmad Rabiu Mohammad, a businessman, before Justice M. S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Kaduna on one-count charge of money laundering.
Mohammad, according to the agency spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren was intercepted by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, with an undeclared sum of $375,000 at the international wing of the Kaduna International Airport while travelling on board ET941 Ethiopian Airline to Dubai on March 3, 2018; and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Upon his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Hannafi Sa’ad prayed the court to fix a date for trial and to remand the accused person in prison custody.
Justice Shuaibu ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending hearing of his bail application on March 21, 2018.
The Benin Zonal Office of the Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday arraigned Duke Onoruere and Dugbeh International Services Limited before Justice T. O. Uluho of the Delta State High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State on a two (2) count charge bordering on intent to defraud and issuance of dud cheque.
Onoruere was alleged to have presented a cheque of Two Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira to one Aggrey Ogheneothoke as payment for hiring/ leasing of heavy duty swam buggy equipment.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his plea, the defence counsel, Obafemi Ainerua pleaded with the court that his client who has been on bail granted by the court be allow to continue to enjoy the terms of the bail, assuring that the defendant will always be in court whenever he is needed.
The prosecution counsel , Abieyuwa U. Iriebe did not object but asked that she be given a date for trial .
Justice T.O.Uloho after listening to both counsel adjourned to April 12, 2018 for hearing while the defendant was ordered to continue on his bail.