EFCC Arraigns Two For Defrauding American Woman Of N14 Million (Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday
July 1, 2015, arraigned the duo of Osaze Akhigbe and Ndekwu Jindu
before Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on an
11-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain goods and money by
false pretence.

The defendants, Akhigbe and Jindu were arrested by the EFCC sometime
in 2013 based on a petition from one Jolanta K, an American.

Jolanta alleged that she met jindu, who introduced himself as a self-
employed Caucasian pharmacist, online in June 2012.

Impressed by his profile she “fell in love” with him, and both agreed to
get married.

She further alleged that in the course of the relationship, the defendant at
different times hoodwinked her into parting with over Sixty Four
Thousand United States Dollars ($64,000 USD) over N14 million.
Count 2 of the charge reads; “That you, Osaze Akhigbe on or about the
6th of September 2012 at Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division with
the intent to defraud obtained a total sum of $1,900 (One Thousand Nine
Hundred United States Dollars) from one Jolanta K. through western
union money transfer under the false pretence that the money represent
payment for marriage engagement processes between you and her in
Nigeria and which pretence you knew was false”.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to
them. In view of the plea of the defendants the prosecution counsel, A. A
Akujo asked for a trial date and prayed the court to remand them in
prison custody.

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Justice Akapo adjourned the case till September 21, 2015 for hearing of
the bail application and ordered that the defendants be remanded in
Kirikiri Maximum Prison.