Wednesday, December 7

EFCC arraigned man for allegedly duping America man over $600,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned Dr. Vincent Anyigor and his company, Vanyigor Concepts Limited, before Justice M. A. Liman of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 25 counts bordering on conspiracy, uttering, forgery and obtaining money by false pretences to the tune of $629,287.

The EFCC said in a statement that the victim, who is an American, alleged that sometime in October 2010, he paid the sum of $629,287 to Dr Anyigor for the supply of six million barrels of Bonny Light crude oil and that till date he had yet to receive the products or get a refund of his money.


Anyigor is alleged to be the leader of a syndicate and parades himself as an international operator in the oil and gas sector

The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

In view of his plea, counsel for the EFCC, U. R. Ewoh, asked the court for a date for trial. However, counsel for the defendant Chief Chuks Muom (SAN), urged the court to grant his client bail as the alleged offence is  bailable offence.

Justice Liman granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum. Each of the sureties must own a landed property worth N50m within the jurisdiction of the court. The court bailiff is to verify the property. The defendant is also to deposit his passport with the court registrar.

The defendant is to be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail.

The case was adjourned till January 18, 2017 for trial.

Source: punch

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