EFCC docks man, 30, for allegedly stealing $4,000

BY ONOZURE DANIA
LAGOS — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned a 30- year- old man, Benjamin Otuorimo, before an Ikeja High Court, for allegedly stealing $4,000, belonging to Kemud International Company Ltd.

Otuorimo, who is facing a one-count charge of fraud was docked before Justice Olabisi Akinlade.

The EFCC counsel, Gbolahan Latona, informed the court that the defendant on September 12, 2012,  with intent to defraud, obtained the said sum from Kemud International Company Ltd.

He said the defendant had hacked into Kemud  International Company Ltd site and on finding out that Kemud was owing Intech Process Automation Nigeria Company  Ltd  $4,000, he then presented himself as a representative of Intech Process Automation Company, and induced the company to pay the amount into account number 2015862776 belonging to one Audu Mohammed at First Bank Plc, Sabo Yaba area of Lagos.

The defendant  pleaded not guilty to the one count charge.

However, Justice Akinlade ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum prison pending the filling of his bail application and adjourned the matter to June 10, 2013 for trial.

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