The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, June 18, 2014 arraigned one Kelechi Kingsley before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court on a four count charge of obtaining money by false pretense.
The accused person allegedly hoodwinked one Adamu Ibrahim through a phone call to part with the sum of N370, 000 (Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira Only) under the pretence of awarding him a contract to supply building materials
One of the count reads: “That you Kelechi Kinsgley (a.k.a Ajogun Alvan) and Ejike (a.k.a Sulaiman BUK) (At large) sometime in November 2012 at Kano within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained via your First Bank personal Acct No305116274 the sum of N320,000.00 (Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) from Adamu Ibrahim under the false pretence of an awarded contract of supplying Electricity/Building Material to a company in Mambila which you knew to be false you thereby committed an offence contrary to section (1)(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
The prosecution counsel, A.U Ringim, asked the court to fix a date for trial in view of the plea of the accused and to remand him in prison custody.
Justice Dije Abdu Aboki adjourned the case to July 7, 2014 for hearing on the bail application and commencement of trial. He ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
Media and Publicity
18th June, 2014