EFCC docks two suspected fraudsters for N17m fraud


EFCC Operatives
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday February 2, 2016 arraigned the duo of Festus Ozemoya and Isaac Ozemoya before Justice G. B. Briki-Okolisi of the State High Court sitting in Effurun, Delta State on a 4-count charge bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheque and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N17million (seventeen million naira).
The petitioner, Jane Alabi alleged that, Festus Ozemoya (the 1st accused person) approached her sometime in April, 2014 to solicit funds to finance a project he allegedly secured with Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for installation of pumps at Oziegbe Flow Station in Koko, Delta State.
According to Alabi, the accused was advanced the sum of N12million with an agreement that the said sum would be refunded within seven months.
The petitioner further alleged that, the 1st accused person introduced Isaac Ozemoya (the 2nd accused person) to her as his business partner who also secured a contract with NPDC.
Using the same modus operandi, the accused person again swindled the complainant to the tune N12million naira (twelve million naira).
The victim consequently petitioned the EFCC after efforts to get her money refunded were unsuccessful.
One of the counts reads:
“That you, Festus Ozemoya on or about February and April, 2014 at Effurun Judicial Division of the High Court of Delta State with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of Eleven Million Naira (N11,000,000.00) from one Mrs Jane Alabi under a false pretence that the payment was to finance a contract you secured with Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) for installation of pumps at Oziegbe Flow Station in Koko, Delta State which pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence of obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper