A fraudster, Waheed Adeniyi has owned up to his fraudulent deeds. Adeniyi, alias Ibrahim Waziri, who was arraigned on Monday April 20, 2015 before Justice B.O Quadri of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, pleaded guilty to the one count charge of fraud.
He allegedly defrauded one Emmanuel Iheanyi Nwogu of the sum of One Million, Ten Thousand Naira (N1, 010,000.00), after he posted a fake auction advertorial on Facebook, claiming he had vehicles impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service for sale.
The charge reads, “that you Waheed Adeniji (alias Ibrahim Waziri), on or about the 3rd February, 2014 at Port Harcourt within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of One Million, Ten Thousand Naira (N1, 010,000:00) only from one Emmanuel Iheanyi Nwogu for the purchase of three cars placed on auction, under the pretence that you are Ibrahim Waziri, a Customs officer and marketing manager of auction sales of the Nigerian Customs Service, a pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1a) and (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 which is punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.
The prosecution counsel, Ramiah Ikhanade asked for a date to review the fact of the case in view of the plea of the accused.
Justice Quadri ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the matter to May 4, 2015.
Head, Media & Publicity
21st April, 2015