Monday, 14 April 2014

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Internet Scammer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, April 14, 2014 arraigned Sunkami Odewande, before Justice S. S Ogunsanya of Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja, on a 4- count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretences and possession of documents containing false information.

One of the charges read,
"Sunkami Odewande sometime on or about December 2012 at Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of 1,500 USD (One Thousand Five Hundred United State of America Dollars) from Kate Melock by falsely pretending that the said sum represented over payments due to you from the purchase of a car from Kate Melock which representation you knew to be false"
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
EFCC counsel, Zainab Etu asked for a trial date and prayed that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.
However defence counsel, Sunday Ikeh told the court that he had filed an application for bail for his client.
Justice Ogunsanya granted him bail in the sum of One Million Naira and two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned to June 2, 2014 for commencement of trial.

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