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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

EFCC docks Company Representative for N12.8m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday 12th June, 2017 arraigned one Nelson Igboelina Chukwunekwu before Justice. C.I Nwobodo of the State High Court Enugu State on a 5-count-charge bordering on forgery and stealing to the tune of N12, 832,103 (Twelve Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand, One Hundred and Three Naira Only) contrary to section 343(F) of the Criminal Code Law Cap 30 Revised Laws of Enugu State 2004, and Punishable under section 353(H) (v) of the same Law. 


Igboelina allegedly forged some company’s documents which he used to extort and convert N12, 832,103 to his personal use.

He pleaded not guilty to the five count charge preferred against him.

One of the particulars of offence reads:

“Nelson Igboelina Chukwunekwu, on or about the 20th day of May, 2013, at Enugu within the jurisdiction of this honorable court did commit a felony to wit; Stealing, by fraudulently Converting to your personal use, the sum of Twelve Million, eight Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand, One Hundred and Three Naira(12,832,103.00) being property and Money of Castleberg Nigeria Ltd. Paid into your First Bank Account Number 3030060231, for procurement of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and thereby committed an Offence.”

In view of the accused person’s plea, the prosecuting counsel Innocent Mbachie applied for a trial date.

The defense counsel C.C Echete on the other hand applied for bail of his client Justice Nwobodo granted the accused bail in sum of N1, 000,000 (One Million Naira) with one surety in like sum. The surety must be a resident of Enugu who must submit two passport photographs. The Judge equally ruled that the surety must depose to an affidavit of means and his or her address be verified. 

 Ignoelin has been remanded in EFCC custody pending when the bail conditions are met.


The case was subsequently adjourned to 27th July, 2017 for trail.

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