Justice Liman Mahammad of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday fixed January 8, 2020 for the arraignment of Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi, Chief Executive Officer of Idid Nigeria Limited.
Amadi and his company are alleged to have obtained the sum of N1,115,000,000 by false pretence from a petroleum company
The offences are contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other fraud related offences Act, CapA6, laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.
When the matter was called for the defendants to be arraigned, they were not present in court.
Chief State Counsel from the Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, A.K Alilu, told the court that it had been very difficult to serve the defendants a copy of the charge.
However, counsel to the defendants, Emeka Etiaba (SAN), told the court that they are not opposing arraignment and trial and he had spoken to the prosecutor to receive a copy of the charge on behalf of his clients.
The prosecutor has since served the defence counsel with a copy of the charge.
Presiding Judge, Mohammad Liman, adjourned the matter until January 8, 2020 for arraignment.