N600m Scam: Court Remands Prominent Enugu Lawyer In Prison

A Federal High Court has ordered that prominent Lawyer, Barrister Christian Chukwudozie Ebuzoeme remanded prison custody till November 21 pending the hearing of his bail .

The accused was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Shuaibu by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC November 15, 2012 a four count charge bordering intent to obtain money by false pretence.

The accused and his accomplice, one Amaechi Okoye who is still at large, swindled unsuspecting of the public through a phony investment scheme. They, contravention of banking rules, floated a company, Karchack Services Limited New Haven, through which they solicited and received deposits from of the public with promise of mouth watery returns to the investors.

When the charge was read to Ebuzoeme, he pleaded not guilty, prompting prosecution counsel, Johnson Ojogbane to pray the court to fix a date the commencement of trial. But defence counsel J.O. Agha a motion bail, urging the court to admit his client to bail the same terms which the EFCC had offered him an administrative bail.

Justice Shuaibu however rejected the oral and adjourned the case to November 21, 2012 hearing of the bail .


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