The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned one Charity Komuo and her company, Charity Luba Consultancy before a Delta state High Court sitting in Asaba for obtaining money by false pretence contrary to section 1 (3) and 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offence Act. The accused pleaded not guilty to the 8 count charge when read to her.
Prosecution counsel, Kayode Oni then asked the court to fix a date for trial but counsel to the accused told the court that he has filed an application for bail and that he had served the prosecuting counsel. However, Oni said he was served that morning in court and so needed time to reply. Justice C O Ogisi ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison custody while adjourning to July 26, 2012 for hearing of the bail application.
Komuo’s arrest followed a petition from one Anthony Afisi that she defrauded them of 6,900 United States dollars with the pretence that she was going to help one Ufuoma Afisi secure admission into a University in the Ukraine , a promise that she failed to keep.
Several other persons were also allegedly defrauded through that process by charity and her company.