EFCC Arraigns Man over Sao Tome Refinery Job Scam



Agada 300The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC June 27, 2013 arraigned one Agada Ayibakuro and Global Limited before Justice S.A Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Harcourt a 19-count criminal charge bordering obtaining money by false pretence.
When the charge was read to the accused he pleaded not guilty.
One of the counts read; “That you Agada Ayibakuro Ayisco, Global and Gas Limited and others now at large between December 2007 and October 2010 at Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: obtain money by false pretence using Petroben (W.A) Limited and Ayisco Global Oil Limited and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8[a] of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1[3] of the same Act.
The accused and others at large sometime in 2010 allegedly fleeced some jobless of N2, 387,000.00(Two Million Three Hundred and Eighty Seven Thousand Naira) under the pretext of helping them secure employment at a refinery project in Sao Tome and Principe.
Justice Aliyu however granted the accused bail in the sum of N1million and a surety in like sum. The surety, who must not less that a grade level 15 officer in the River State service, will also present an affidavit of means.
The case was adjourned to November 11, 2013 for trial.

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