The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has arraigned Peiter Borremans and Nkechi Borremans earlier than Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal Excessive Court docket, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Dutch couple have been arraigned, alongside Lagon Commerce Restricted, on two-count costs bordering on conspiracy and acquiring by false pretences.
EFCC mentioned the couple, on or about July 31, 2014, obtained $330,000 from Jackkyson Multi Providers Restricted and Alot Common Providers Restricted.
The cash, acquired by false pretext, was an advance cost for the acquisition of a Marine Tanker Vessel.
The offence run afoul of Part 1(1) (a) and (2) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act 2006 and punishable below Part 1(3) of the identical Act.
The defendants pleaded “not responsible” to the costs.
N. A. Dodo, the prosecuting counsel, prayed the courtroom for a date for graduation of trial and sought their remand in a Correctional Centre.
C. A. Okowanya, defence counsel, knowledgeable the courtroom of oral purposes for the bail and prayed they be remanded in EFCC custody because of the second wave of COVID-19.
Justice Obile adjourned the matter till March 31, 2021, and remanded the defendants in EFCC custody.