The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 arraigned one Ibrahim Isah before Justice M.A Nasir of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja on a 3-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and forgery.
Ibrahim allegedly defrauded one Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN) by offering to assist him in the payment of fees and processing of Certificate of Occupancy in respect of Mighty Star Academy.
The defendant was allegedly entrusted with the total sum of N12,102,824.00 (twelve million, one hundred and two thousand, eight hundred and twenty four naira) to process the document with the assurance that it will be ready in three months.
The accused person took the money and has been keeping the victim’s hope hanging for over three and a half years.
The accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
In view of his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Msuur Denga asked the court to fix a date for trial to commence.
Responding, the defence counsel, Princley Uchechukwu, through an oral application, urged the court to admit the accused to bail adding that, he would not do anything to frustrate his trial.
Justice Nasir adjourned the case January 25, 2016 for commencement of trial and ordered the defence to file a formal bail application.
The accused is to be remanded in prison custody pending the time his bail application is considered.
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