The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Monday June 17, 2013 arraigned Charles Okechukwu Ejekwu, Lucky Kelechi Ejekwu, Emeka Godswill Ejekwu (alias Engineer Wilson Fubara), and Livinus Duru before Justice U.N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on a 2-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.

The quartet allegedly obtained the sum of N210, 000 (Two Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) from one Evangelist Ikiro Ayebaesin over a phony transaction to supply Gas Cork, Model W.H.W Type 10A to Onoja Ventures.

When the charge was read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty.
One of the charges read; "that you Charles Okechukwu Ejekwu, Lucky Kelechi Ejekwu, Emeka Godswill Ejekwu (alias Engineer Wilson Fubara) and Livinus Duru on or about the 11th day of May 2012 at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of N210,000.00 ( Two Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) only from Ikirigo Ayebaesin which said sum was paid into the account of Charles Ejekwu with Ecobank (account No. 0541060243007301) under the pretence that the said sum of money is for the supply of Gas Cork, Model HWH Type 10A to a company called Onoja Venture, a representation which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) (a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act."

Justice Agomoh granted the accused bail in the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000.00) only and one surety each in like sum.

The case was adjourned to October 10, 2013 for trial.


Media & Publicity Unit

18th June, 2013