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EFCC grants alleged scammer N5 million bail over N4 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office on March 21, 2019 arraigned one Ginika Nwafor before Justice I.N. Buba of a Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, Enugu State on a five-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence and forgery to the tune of N4 million.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Ginika Nwafor, sometimes between February and March 2017 at Enugu within the jurisdiction of Federal High Court of Nigeria, with the intent to defraud, did commit a felony to wit: obtained the sum of N4,000,000 (Four Million Naira) from one Cordeliah, when you presented to her that you will fix the said sum for her at First Bank of Nigeria, representation which you knew was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.

Prosecuting counsel, R.I. Ajobiewe, prayed the Court to give a date for trial.

Defence counsel, J.N. Ugwuele, however, moved the bail application for the defendant.

Justice Buba, after listening to both counsels, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N5 million in like sum with one surety, who must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

The trial judge further held that she should be remanded in EFCC custody if she fails to perfect the bail conditions within 48 hours.


The case has been adjourned to March 28, 2019 for trial.

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