EFCC arraigns ex-Anambra Speaker for land scam

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Alex Okafor (L) and Barr. Kanayo Chris Enemuo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, February 25, 2016 arraigned one Kanayo Chris Enemuo and Alex Okafor before Justice. I.N Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State, on a five count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N4,245,000.00 (four million, two hundred and forty five thousand naira).
The offence is contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.
Enemuo, a former speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly and former Commissioner of Lands, Survey and Urban Planning allegedly obtained the said sum under the pretext that he is the rightful owner of plot Os/9, Iyagu Housing Estate.
Enemuo, in an alleged abuse of his position as a public servant, issued documents purportedly emanating from the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Urban Planning to mask his fraudulent scheme.
One of the charges reads:
“That you, Barrister Kanayo Chris Enemuo, Alex Okafor sometime in February 2013 at Awka, Anambra state, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N4,000,000.00 (four million naira) from one Mr. Anthony Okonkwo when you sold to him a plot of land at plot Os/9 Iyagu Housing Estate, Awka, Anambra state under the false pretence that the said plot of land belongs to you, a pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(a) the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and Punishable under section 1(3)of the same Act”.
The accused persons pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges read to them.
In view of their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Simon M. Ibekute asked the court for a trial …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper