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EFCC arraigns oil marketer for alleged N4.4bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday, arraigned an oil marketer, Florence Onojame, for alleged N4.4bn fraud.

Onojame, alongside her company, Emee Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited, was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos Special Offences Court in Ikeja.

The three counts filed against her and her company bordered on conspiracy and fraud.

EFCC’s prosecution counsel, Fatai Mohammed, told the court that the oil marketer allegedly conspired with others at large to defraud Access Bank Plc of the sum of N4,380,100,000,

The anti-graft agency alleged that she fraudulently transferred the money via Primusplus, an electronic banking platform of Access Bank, and further transferred the said sum to other accounts domiciled with the bank.

The EFCC alleged that she perpetrated the crime in February 2022 in collaboration with a convict, Chris Nnaji, Captain Robert Aboh, Emenike Vincent Ebulu and Nuhu Amanabo who are now at large.

According to the prosecution, the offence committed contravened sections 409, 278, and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the three counts against her.

On the request of the prosecution, Justice Dada ordered that Onojame should be remanded in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre, while she adjourned till October 10 for a bail hearing.


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