EFCC Arraigns 30-year-old Man For Stealing $4,000


A 30-year-old man, Benjamin Otuorimo, is facing a one-count charge of fraud, after he was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly stealing $4,000(N634,800), belonging to Kemud International Company Ltd.

The EFCC counsel, Gbolahan Latona, told the court that the defendant on September 12, 2012, with intent to defraud, obtained the said sum from Kemud International Company Ltd. after hacking into the company’s website, and finding out that Kemud was owing Intech Process Automation Nigeria Company Ltd $4,000. He then presented himself as a representative of Intech Process Automation Company, and induced the company to pay the amount into account number 2015862776 belonging to one Audu Mohammed at First Bank Plc, Sabo Yaba area of Lagos.

Justice Olabisi Akinlade ordered that the defendant who pleaded guilty to the one-count charge, be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum prison pending the filling of his bail application and adjourned the matter to June 10, 2013 for trial.


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