The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned a couple for N120 million fraud.
The Lagos-based couple, Austine Chidiebere Ezeama and Juliet Ezeama duped a company, CIFERCOM LLC, in Nigeria of the said amount.
This disclosure was made known on the EFCC official Facebook page.
According to a statement released by the agency, the couple is facing a seven count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
One of the counts against the accused reads:
“Augustine Chidiebere Ezeama, Juliet Ezeama and Mabrubeni Nigeria Limited, on or about the 6th day of May, 2015 at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $30,570 (Thirty Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy US Dollars) from CIFERCOM LLC under the false Pretence that the money was for registration of CIFERCOM LLC as a company in Nigeria, preparatory to the award of $8 million (Eight million US Dollars) contract to CIFERCOM LLC by the Federal Government of Nigeria, which representation you knew to be false.”
They were arraigned before Justice O. H. Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja.
They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Oshodi adjourned the matter till November 21 for bail application, ordering that the accused be remanded in EFCC custody.