20170523

EFCC Arrested Man For N69Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 22, 2017, arraigned a suspected fraudster, Oladipo Adedokun, alongside Lorient Habour Hotel Limited before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the State High Court, Ikeja, on a four-count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheques and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N69, 605,000.00 (Sixty-nine Million, Six Hundred and Five Thousand Naira).

One of the charges read:
“That you, Oladipo Tajudeen Adedokun and Lorient Habour Hotel Limited, on or about the 27th day of September, 2012, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained the sum of Sixty- nine Million, Six Hundred and Five Thousand Naira (N69, 605, 000.00) from the Nigeria Navy on the false representation that you had Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollar (10, 000 Pounds Sterling) to sell to the Nigeria Navy’’

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against him.

Although the defendant was not represented by his counsel in court, Justice Ipaye ordered him to get in touch with his counsel in readiness for the continuation of trial.