EFCC arraigns international fraudster in Kaduna

Posted by Maryam Ahmadu-Suka, Kaduna | 12 September 2017 | 1,686 times

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EFCC in Kaduna has arraigned an alleged international fraudster Paul Ehiemau and his company Blackrock Trading and Logistics Ltd before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on allegations of advance fee fraud of nearly N15 million.

Paul Ehiemau, an indigene of Edo State and alumnus of University of Benin, had in February 2017 obtained N15 million from German firm STOJ Oil and Gas Limited through its Country Representative Stanley Edmond via his company (Blackrock Trading and Logistics Ltd) account number 0220333930 domiciled with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

He is said to have falsely presented to STOJ Oil and Gas Limited that he has the capacity to process a guaranty bond through Equity Credit Capital Switzerland for financing a project.

The two accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

Prosecution counsel Sa’ad Hannafi Sa’ad then prayed the court to fix a date for commencement of trial, while remanding the accused in prison custody.

The defence counsel, M.A Shariff made concerted efforts to move an oral bail application but Justice Khobo refused and directed that he must apply formally.

The defence counsel further alleged that the first accused person Ehiemau is ill and urged the Court not to remand him in prison custody pending the hearing of his bail application.

The defence failed to provide a medical certificate for illness, demanded by the court.

Ehiemau remains in custody until September 19 when the court will hear his bail application. (Daily Trust)

Source: News Express

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