Owerri Based Businessman Docked Over N3m Land Scam (Photo)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday 12th April, 2017 arraigned one Emeka Akim before Hon. Justice. Lewis Alagoa of the Federal High Court Owerri, Imo State on one count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N3, 000.000.00 (Three Million Naira). The offence is contrary to section of 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related offences Act, 2006.
The petitioner had alleged that sometime in December 2013 the accused, Mr. Emeka Akim falsely sold a parcel of land to her and her husband on the pretext that he is the owner of the said land.
He pleaded not guilty to the one count charge preferred against him.
In view of the accused person’s plea, the prosecuting counsel Barr. Fortune Asemebo applied for a trial date and urged his lordship to remand the accused in prison custody.
But the defense counsel, Barr. C. Azubialu, applied orally for bail of his client stating that the offence is a bailable one, but Asemebo opposed on the grand that it should be formal for him to respond on point of law.
In his ruling, the Judge ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody while the case was adjourned to 2nd May 2017 for hearing.