Lagos business man,Chizoba Okafor faces charge of obtaining by false pretense.
Akin Kuponiyi Judiciary Editor
Posted By Town Crier News Nigeria
Published By Fitness Network Communications
A Lagos Business man,Chizoba Okafor, has been arraigned before a Federal high court,in Lagos,by the Police prosecuting counsel, Barrister Azubuike Sylvester from the Legal Department of the Nigeria Police Force, on two count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.
Chizoba Okafor sometime in September,last year, while operating under the name and style of GRAND LUMAX ALLIED COMPANY was alleged to have conspired with others at large to obtain the sum of N226224,000.85, from two Merchants.
Uzoma Frankline and Godstime Ogbonna Eze.
The defendant pleaded not guilty, thereafter,the presiding Judge Nicholas Oweibo, while adjourning for the bail application to be heard,fix 22nd of June,2023 for trial to commence.
The charge number FHC/L/130C/23,as filed before the court by the Nigeria Police prosecuting counsel, Barrister Azubuike Sylvester.
That you CHIZOBA OKAFOR ‘M’, and others now at large, sometime September, 2022 in Lagos, within the Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court while operating under the name and style of GRAND LUMAX ALLIED LTD did conspired with others now at large to commit a felony to wit: by false pretence obtain the sum of N226,244,000,00 Million(Two Hundred and Twenty-Six Million Two Hundred Forty- Four Thousand Naira) property of UZOMA FRANKLINE, AND GODSTIME OGBONNA EZEH and thereby committed an Offence Contrary to Section 8(a) and Punishable Under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No 14 of 2006.
That you CHIZOBA OKAFOR ‘M’, and others now at large, sometime in September,2022 in Lagos, within the Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court while operating under the name and style of GRAND LUMAX ALLIED LTD by false pretence, obtain the sum of N226,244,000,00 million (Two Hundred and Twenty-Six Million Two hundred Forty- Four Thousand Naira from one SAIDU ABULAZEEZ property of UZOMA FRANKLINE, AND GODSTIME OGBONNA EZEH by falsely representing to them that your company known as GRAND LUMAX ALLIED LTD is a registered Bureau-De Change with capacity to send foreign currency of any amount to any country of the world and that you have with you over $325,520 USD available for sale to any interested buyer which you said you already had in your custody and you are ready and willing to credit their account with Dollar equivalent within 2 1 days of your company receiving payment of the sum of N226 244 000.000Million a representation you know to be false or does not believe to be and by this conduct, you thereby committed an Offence Contrary to 1(1Xa) and Punishable Under Section 1(3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and
Other Fraud Related Offences Act No 14 of 2006