The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday March 27,2017 arraigned an Enugu based businessman, Nicholas Emenike before Justice C.C. Ani of the State High Court, Enugu on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining the sum of N4,467,500 ( Four Million, Four Hundred and Sixty Seven Thousand, Five Hundred Naira Only) under false pretense and issuance of dud cheque.
Emenike pleaded 'not guilty' to the charges preferred against him.
The accused on the pretext that his company Rosa Construction Company had been awarded a multi –million contract, collect iron rods worth N4.4 million from the complainant to execute part of the contract, pledging to pay up within a month.
However, after many months of non-payment of the said sum, coupled with an unending excuse that the contract had been cancelled by his client, the complainant then demanded for the return of the items only to find out to his dismay, that the accused person had sold them off.
All efforts to get back his money failed. Instead, Emenike issued a Diamond bank cheque which when presented were returned unpaid due to insufficient funds.
Emenike who was due for arraignment on April 4, 2016, had jumped an administrative bail granted him by the Commission shortly before the date. He was subsequently re-arrested on 17th March,2017 culminating in today’s arraignment.
Justice Ani, nevertheless granted the accused bail on health grounds in the sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira Only) with two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned to April 5,2017 for hearing.
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27 March, 2017