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Fake EFCC worker arraigned in Umuahia

From Sunny Nwankwo, Aba

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Enugu State has arraigned a man, Ikechukwu Onyeka, for posing as a worker of the anti-graft agency.

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Onyeka was arraigned before Justice Onuoha Ogwe, chief judge of Abia State, on a two-count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence.

He allegedly posed as a worker of EFCC and offered to help a complainant end his case if he would pay him a certain amount of money.

The petitioner was said to have become suspicious of the defendant in the course of dealing with him and he contacted EFCC.

He was advised to play along with Onyeka while the commission set a trap for him.

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The suspect was arrested when he went to cash the money at the bank.

The offences preferred against Onyeka were said to be contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law, CAP 80, Law of Abia State of Nigeria, 2005, and punishable under Section 484 of the same law, and Section 8 (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No.14 of 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

Onyeka pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Onuoha adjourned the matter till April 2 and 9 for start of trial.

He ordered Onyeka to be remanded in Umuahia correctional facility.

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