Two persons Nosa Ohenhen Ericson and Abraham Adasah have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Peter Kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo, Abuja, on a 6-count charge of forgery and conspiracy.
Ericson and Adasah allegedly presented a false Diamond bank statement to the British High Commission alongside a forged letter from one “Honourable Ohenhen Nosakhare”, purported to be the Chairman of Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission with the intent of causing the British High Commission to issue a UK visa to Nosa Ohenhen Ericson.
One of the charges reads: “That you, Nosa Ohenhen Ericson and Abraham Adasah sometime in April 2014 in Abuja, in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did fraudulently use as genuine a forged Diamond bank statement of account bearing account name Nosa Ohenhen and account number 0025683395 by presenting it to the British High Commission, knowing it to be forged and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 366 of the Penal Code Act Cap.532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990”.
The accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.
– Xavier Ndanyongmong