Woman in court over alleged N6.7m diesel scam

Woman in court over alleged N6.7m diesel scam

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:01 pm

Lagos – A 37-year-old woman, Chinyere Ahumibe, who allegedly obtained N6.7million from an investor, under the guise of trading in diesel, was on Tuesday charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Ahumibie, who resides at No. 11, Kehinde Adesanya St., Ijegun, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretences.

The prosecutor, ASP Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that the accused had on Aug. 5, 2013, obtained N6.7 million from one Mr Emeka Unegbe, after persuading him to invest in a diesel supply contract she had won.

According to Anyanwu, she had provided documentation proving she had been contracted by Etisalat Telecommunication Plc to supply a certain amount of diesel.

Anyanwu said that the offences were committed at Unegbe’s office, located in Apapa, Lagos.

He said that Ahumibe, who had been a long time acquaintance of the complainant, failed to show any proof of any contract executed nor did she return the funds borrowed.

Anyanwu alleged that the accused issued two Diamond Bank cheques that were not honoured because of lack of funds in the account.

He said the offences committed contravened Sections 285, 312 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till July 23, for trial. (NAN)

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