The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 arraigned one Emmanuel Akabueze Obiora (aka Temple Nnaemeka) and his accomplice, Aliru Ibrahim before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court. The duo were arraigned on a 4 count charge for offences bordering on obtaining money under false pretences.
One of the charge reads: "that you Emmanuel Akabuze Obiora ( aka Temple Nnaemeka) and Aliru Ibrahim sometime in October, 2011, in Kano, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice Kano State with intention to defraud, obtained the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand (N250,000.00) from Adamu Abdullahi through Oceanic Bank Account number 0059164345 of Temple Nnaemeka by false pretence that the said money is for purchase of a purported solar electric ring model 10A, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(i) (a) of Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act , 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of same Act.".
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence when the charge was read to them.
Counsel to the 1st defendants, Casmir Agboese urged the court to consider the constitutional right of the accused persons based on presumption of innocence until proven guilty and grant him bail. However, the second accused, Aliru Ibrahim did not present any bail application before the court.
Counsel to EFCC, Adaka Mainforce Ekwu opposed the application but Justice Aboki after consideration of the arguments granted the first accused, Obiora bail while the second accused, Aliru Ibrahim was remanded in custody.
The matter was adjourned to October 31, 20012 for trial.
Media & Publicity Unit