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EFCC arraigns Dangote staff for alleged N15m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos office, on Thursday, December 6, 2018, arraigned Adewale Dalmeida, Ibrahim Lawal and Lukman Adam, who are employees of Dangote Cement, Ibese, Ogun State, and one Afeez Olaniba before Justice O. J. Bamgbose of the High Court of Ogun State, Abeokuta on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N15m (Fifteen Million Naira). This is according to a statement released by the anti-graft agency. Read part of the statement below.

The complainant, Dangote Cement, alleged that Dalmeida, a Fleet Analyst; Lawal, Chief Driver; Adam, a Ghanaian driver and Olaniba, who is an agent of a contractor to the company, diverted nine trucks carrying 800 bags of cement each valued at over N15m.

The defendants were said to have diverted the trucks carrying the bags of cement, which were meant for the company’s customers in Togo, using fake identification cards and number plates.

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Count one reads: ” That you, Adewale Dalmeida, Ibrahim Lawal, Afeez Olaniba and Lukman Adam, between May and August, 2018 at Ibese, within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court, conspired amongst yourselves to commit felony, to wit: stealing of the sum of N15, 940, 800.00 00 (Fifteen Million, Nine Hundred and Forty Thousand, Eight Hundred Naira) property of Dangote Cement Place”.

The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.

In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Idris Mohammed, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that the defendants be remanded in prison custody.

The prosecution counsel also told the court that the defendants had not filed any application for bail before the court.

Consequently, counsels to the defendants prayed the court to move oral application for bail on behalf of their clients, arguing that “they have been in the EFCC custody since September.”

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The defence counsels further urged the court to remand the defendants in the EFCC custody pending the hearing of their bail applications.

However, the prosecution counsel opposed the prayers of the defence counsels to remand the defendants in the EFCC custody.

Justice Bamgbose remanded the defendants in Ibara Prison custody, Abeokuta, Ogun State and adjourned till December 17, 2018 for hearing of the bail applications and commencement of trial.

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‘One chance’ operators arrested with fake US dollars and charms in Ogun State

The Nigeria Police Force, Zone 2 command through its Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department have arrested four suspects who specializes in operating as “one chance” thereby defrauding people of their hard earned money.

On 27th November, 2018 the command received a distress call from one Mr Onyekwere that some group of people have been collecting money from his wife and he suspected they are fraudsters.

On receipt of the complaint the AIG in charge of zone 2 command, AIG Lawal Shehu directed a full scale investigation consequently the four suspects:

Babatunde Adeyemi 26years

Lawal Amoke 40years

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Oluwabunmi Okeomo 45years

Ogaode Monday 25years. All residents of Ogun State were rounded up in connection with the case.

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The victim who explained that the suspects lured her while she boarded their vehicle, said they told her they will introduce her to phone business and subsequently she has parted with the sum of one million, five hundred thousand equivalent in US Dollars before her husband got wind of the incident and played along with the suspects until their arrest!

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The suspects whose shrine along Ifo in Ogun state has been raided by the police will soon be charged to court.

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