Police arraigns Cleric over alleged N10m fraud

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By way of Blameless Anaba

A cleric, Mr. Chukwu Christopher, who could also be the Chairman of  Ebonyi State Mining Affiliation, has been arraigned sooner than a Federal Top Court docket sitting in Lagos, on a two count-charge of acquiring the sum of N10 million below false pretence.

Arraigning the accused, police recommend from State Prison  Investigation and Intelligence Division, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, Mr Anota Oluseye instructed the trial pass judgement on, Justice Muslim Hassan that the police has a two counts payment sooner than the court docket and pleaded with the court docket that the payment be learn.

Within the payment, the accused used to be speculated to have every now and then in July 2017 inside the jurisdiction of the court docket did by means of false pretence and with intent to defraud, brought on Southern Streams Common Provider Restricted thru medium of a freelance and got the sum of N10million and thereby dedicated an Offence Opposite to Phase 1 (1) (a) & (c) of the Advance Rate Fraud Act 2006 and punishable below phase 1(3) the Advance Rate Fraud Act 2006.

In consequence, upon the studying of the payment and the defendant’s no longer in charge plea, the prosecuting recommend, Mr. Oluseye requested the court docket to remand the accused in jail custody pending the trial and backbone of payment.

Alternatively, recommend to the defendant, Mr. Akpabang Utibe instructed the court docket that he has a bail utility filed on behalf of the defendant and identical has been served at the prosecution.

He subsequently, prompt the court docket to permit him to transport the appliance.

The prosecutor in its submission admitted provider of the bail utility and instructed the court docket that he’s no longer adversarial  to the movement for bail.

In consequence, the  pass judgement on requested the  the defence recommend to transport the bail utility.

Upon transferring the bail utility, the defendant’s recommend requested the court docket to grant his consumer bail on liberal time period.

In his ruling at the bail utility, Justice Muslim Hassan admitted bail to the defendant within the sum of N5 million with one surety in like sum who should be a civil servant no longer underneath grade stage 15 within the Federal or Lagos state employment or the other, a landed assets proprietor inside the jurisdiction of the court docket. With name paperwork to be submitted to the court docket whilst in case of a civil servant, a letter from the top of division of the surety is needed.

Each defendant and surety, in line with Justice Hassan, are to post copies in their images to to the court docket whilst defendant is to stay in jail custody pending perfection of his bail prerequisites.

Rely probably the most payment reads: “that you just Chukwu Sunday Christopher every now and then within the Month of July 2017 in Lagos inside the Jurisdiction of the Federal Top court docket, did by means of false pretence and with intent to defraud brought on Southern Streams Common Provider Restricted thru medium of a freelance and got the sum of N10million and thereby dedicated an Offence Opposite to Phase 1 (1) (a) & (c) of the Advance Rate Fraud Act 2006 and punishable below phase 1 (3) the Advance Rate Fraud Act 2006”.

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