The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on March 6, 2013 arraigned Emmanuel Akabueze before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Kano on three count charge that borders on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.
Akabueze who is serving a jail term, having been convicted in another matter investigated by the EFCC, arrive the court from prison to take his plea on the fresh charge. The accused who is also known as 'Temple Obiora Nnaemeka', alongside his accomplice, Tony Momoh (now at large) allegedly defrauded a certain Moses Gana of the sum of N410,000 (Four Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira ) over a phony business proposal to supply 'Solar 15A' equipment, to some foreign partners.
Akabueze pleaded not guilty to the charge prompting the prosecuting counsel, Salihu Sani to ask for a date for hearing of the case.
The case has been adjourned to March 25, 2013 for continuation of trial and the accused remanded in prison custody.
One of the charges against the accused person read, "that you Emmanuel Akabueze (alias Temple Obiora Nnaemeka) and Tony Momoh (now at large) on or about the 3rd day of April, 2012 at Kano State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, with intent to defraud obtained from one Moses Gana the sum of N410,000 (Four Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira Only) via Temple Obiora Nnemeka's account domicile at First Bank Plc account number 3054441795, under the false pretence of a business proposal that PHCN need an equipment called "solar 15A" that could be gotten at Mother Cat Company in Kaduna with some foreign partners that are ready to buy the materials for a commission, which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006".
Media & Publicity Unit
7th March, 2013