EFCC Docks Fake Soldier for Job Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on March 19, 2014 arraigned one Emmanuel Sunday before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin, Edo State on an 8-count charge bordering on conspiracy, impersonation and obtaining money under false pretence.

The accused who paraded himself as a serving military officer of the rank of Captain allegedly obtained the sum of two million naira from one Endurance Igue purportedly to facilitate her enlistment into the Nigerian Army.

One of the charges against the accused reads, “That you Emmanuel Sunday ( also known as Umoh Sunday and Inyang Samuel Chukwudi ) on or about May, 2013, at Benin within the Jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud did represent yourself to be a captain with the Nigerian Army and obtained the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Naira only(300,000.00) from one Igue Endurance, which said money you used part of it and paid the sum of Eighty Thousand Naira into your Diamond Bank Plc, account 0001857059, under the pretence that the said sum would be used to get Igue Endurance recruited into Nigerian Army, a pretext which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, A.A. Ozigbu asked the court for a date for commencement of trial. The counsel to the accused person, A.O. Ehiatamah however orally prayed that his client be admitted to bail.
Justice P.I. Ajoku adjourned the matter till April 8, 2014 for trial and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.

Media & Publicity
20th March, 2014

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