The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Christopher Okeke alongside his company, Sanfill Nigeria Ltd, before Justice Danlami Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Jabi, on a two-count charge of obtaining the sum of N15.3million by false pretence.
EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said that Okeke fraudulently used his company to hack into the account of Chams Nigeria Ltd and moved the money into his company.
One of the counts read that Okeke whilst being the director of Sanfill Nigeria Ltd between 4th and 7th October, 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court conspired and obtained the sum of N9.5million and N5.8million respectively from Chams Nig Ltd, Wema Bank a/c No. 0121579940 and transferred to Sanfill Nig Ltd a/c No. 6001591797 domiciled in Heritage Bank under the false pretence that the sum was purportedly transferred from Oluwakemi Esene with email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com account of Chams which representation he knew was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and the prosecution counsel, Steve Odiase, asked for a date for the commencement of trial.
Justice Senchi who adjourned the matter till February 26, 2019 admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.