Ifeanyi Ozoh The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday June 22, 2015 arraigned one Ifeanyi Ozoh before Justice B. O Quadri of the Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State on a two count charge bordering on fraud.
 
Ozoh pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him
 
The accused persons allegedly collected various sums of money from one Nwachukwu Pleasure on the pretext that the money would be used to procure an Arik Airline ticket to Lagos to enable the victim attend a job interview with the airline.

The petitioner alleged that he received a call from the accused, who introduced himself as a senior staff of Arik Air. He told him that there are job opportunities at Arik Air and that he should pass the information to his church members, which he did. Members of the congregation contacted the accused who asked them to pay various amounts for their flight tickets for the interview. They were provided with the account details of one Edmund Anyanwu with a new generation bank, to which they paid the money.

The offence is contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.

In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, J. N Dogonyaro asked for a date for trial to commence, but the defense counsel, Ekeya Ezeke formally sought for bail of the accused.

Justice Quadri admitted the accused to bail in the sum of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) and one surety in like sum. The surety who must be resident within the jurisdiction the court must have a fixed and traceable address to be verified and attested by the prosecution.
 
The case has been adjourned to October 19, 2015 for trial. 
 
Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
23rd June, 2015

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