The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has arraigned a faux Chevron Nigeria employees, Uguru Ozoemena Justus, earlier than Justice Phoebe Msuan Ayua of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
Justus was docked on a one-count cost of acquiring cash by false pretence to the tune of N4.5 million.
Between June 2019 and November 2019, Uguru allegedly defrauded a hotelier and ex-governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, Edward Nkwegu, on the pretext of securing a contract for him at Chevron.
The offence is opposite to Part 1(1) (a) and punishable beneath Part 1(3) of the Advance Price Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006.
The defendant pleaded “not responsible” to the costs most popular towards him by the EFCC.
Nuradeen Shehu Ingawa, prosecution counsel, requested for a trial date. Daniel Uwadiegwu, the defence counsel, tabled an oral software for bail.
Justice Ayua granted Justus bail within the sum of N1 million and one surety who should be a accountable citizen with landed property throughout the jurisdiction.
The surety should deposit two passport images with the Courtroom, whereas his residence should be verified by the EFCC.
The courtroom adjourned the matter till March 23, for trial.
Pretend Chevron employees docked for N4.5m contract rip-off