EFCC Arraigns Three for Defrauding Diamond Bank of N100m

Three persons who attempted to defraud Diamond Bank of N100million through an electronic device called grabber have been docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Godwin Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Evaristus Moses Oyemah and Kenneth Iweha were on Monday April 14 arraigned before Justice S.A Nmakanma of the High Court of Abia state, Umuahia, on a 2- count charge bordering on conspiracy and attempt to steal. The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to both counts.

counsel E. A. Jackson prayed the court to remand the accused persons and fix a short date for trial. But the defence counsel, Chief C.N Ajunwa quickly informed the court that he had filed an application for bail.

But Jackson opposed the application.
But, before adjourning to April 29, 2014, for hearing of bail application, Justice S.A Nmakanma ordered that the accused persons be remanded at Afara prisons, Umuahia.

It was alleged that Ojukwu, who was involved in credit card fraud when he was in the United States, recruited Evaristus Moses Oyemah and Kenneth Iweha who were apprehended while attempting to defraud Diamond Bank, Umuahua branch of N100,000,000.00 (One Hundred Million Naira Only) with the aid of  an electronic device called grabber.

One of the charge reads “Godwin Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Evaristus Moses Oyemah and Kenneth Iweha on or about the 20th day of August , 2013 in Umuahia, within the Umuahia Judicial Division with intent to defraud conspired to steal the sum of   (N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira only) from Diamond Bank Plc, Umuahia Branch, property of Diamond Bank."




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