The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yes- terday arraigned Professor Brimmy Asekhruagbon Uzimeghan Olaghere, before Justice U.P Kekemeke of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, on a 2-count charge, bordering on obtain- ing goods and cars by false pretence.
Olaghere was alleged to have de- frauded Okwosu Chinedu and Joyjoe Global Link Limited to the tune of N56,032,000. Count one reads: “That you Brimmy Asekhruagbon Uzi- meghan Olaghere sometime in July 2014 in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did, with intent to defraud, obtained various goods worth Twen- ty Million Two Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand Naira Only from OK- WOSU CHINEDU under false pre- tence that the said goods were meant for UNITED AFRICA STATES which you knew to be false and there- by committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act.”
Count two reads: “That you Brim- my Asekharuagbon Uzimeghan Ola- ghere sometime in July 2014 at Abuja in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did, with intent to
defraud, obtained eight cars/goods worth the sum of Thirty Five Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira Only from Joyjoe Global Link Limited under false pretence that the said cars were meant for United.
African Diaspora States, United African States, New Africa’s World Bank And Federated United African States which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act.”
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. Following his plea, counsel to EFCC, Onjefu Obe, asked the court for a trial date to present his witnesses.
Defence counsel, Ochumba King- sley, however, urged the court to ad- mit his client to bail, assuring that the accused person will be available to face his trial.
Justice Kekemeke, thereafter, ad- mitted the accused person to bail in the sum of N20 million and two sure- ties in like sum, the sureties must be senior civil servants and have landed property in FCT Abuja. The case was adjourned to October 26, 2015 for commencement of trial.
– Xavier Ndanyongmong