Tuesday, 19 January 2016

EFCC Arraigns Two For Visa Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, January 18, 2016 arraigned the duo of Valentino Chibueze Enudi and Monday Adewale Lawal before Justice Valentine Ashi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on a 15-count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining by false pretence.

The offence is punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code and Section 1(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

Enudi and Lawal were apprehended by EFCC operatives following a petition alleging that the duo specialize in using forged bank statements and other documents to fraudulently obtain money from people under the guise of processing United Kingdom visa for them.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.

In view of their plea, counsel to EFCC, Victor Ukagwu asked the court for a date for trial to commence.

Justice Ashi adjourned the case to February 3, 2016 and ordered the accused persons to be remanded in EFCC custody.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

18th January, 2016

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