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$950,000 Fraud: Police file Charges Against UBA, Four Others Over Alleged Swindling Of Businessman

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The Nigeria Police has filed the second amended charge before Justice Tijani Ringim of the Federal high Court, Lagos, against the United Bank for Africa, UBA, two of it’s staff and a limited liability company, Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited and it’s Managing Director for alleged swindling of a Lagos business man, Chief Vincent Ezenwa to the tune of N242,015,000.00 equivalent of 950,000 Dollar.

According to a four count amended charge filed before the Justice Tijani Ringim by the Police prosecuting counsel led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Simon Lough SAN, leading Barrister Morufu Animashaun, it was alleged that Emeka Njoku 41years, former marketer with United Bank for Africa, Onyinyechi Oraegbunem, “F” fomer branch manager of UBA, Aba branch and Pamela Onaga “F”former staff of UBA and account officer to Mr Vincent Ezenwa now at large and United Bank for Africa between 3rd of April 2013 and 31st of June 2013 in Lagos and Aba, while acting in concert and with intent to defraud Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa, Managing Director of Vinna Investment Limited aids and abets Chibueze Ojeh 40 years Managing Director of Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited. of Lekki Country homes and Castle & Logistic Limited to commit an offence of obtaining money by false pretence when they induced Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa to transfer the sum of N242,015,000 from his UBA account to the UBA account of Castle Equipment & Logistics in Lagos which was withdrawn by Chibueze Ojeh.

The offences alleged to have been committed by UBA and other four other defendants are contrary to and punishable under sections, 1(1),1(3),8(a) of the advance fee fraud and other related offences Act 2006.

However, the charge has been adjourned till after Easter vacation for trial.

The amended charge as filed before the court by the Police prosecutors reads:

Count 1

That you Chibueze Ojeh ‘m’ 40 years MD/CEO of Castle Equipment &
Logistics Limited of Lekki County Homes, Westend Estate Road 4, House
4 Lekki Lagos state, Obinna Nwosu ‘m’ 45years of No. 1 Shofidiya Close, Adegoke Estate, Masha Roundabout Sururere Lagos, Emeka Njoku ‘m’
41years old former marketer with United Bank for Africa, of No. 3 Azikiwe Road Port Harcourt, Castle Equipment & Logistics Ltd and United Bank for Africa; Onyinyechi Oraegbunem ‘F’ former branch manager of UBA Aba branch and Pamela Onaga ‘F’ former staff of UBA/account officer to Vincent Ezenwa now at large between 3rd April 2013 and 31st June 2013 in Lagos and Aba, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court while acting in concert and with intent to defraud Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa MD/CEO of Vinna Investment Limited conspired together to commit felony to wit: obtaining money by false pretence contrary to section 8(a) of the advance fee fraud and other related offences Act.

Count 2

That you Chibueze Ojeh ‘m’ 40years MD/CEO of Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited of Lekki County Homes, Westend Estate Road 4, House 4 Lekki Lagos state, Obinna Nwosu ‘m’ 45years of No. 1 Shofidiya Close, Adegoke Estate, Masha Roundabout Surulere Lagos, Emeka Njoku ‘m’ 41years old former marketer with United Bank for Africa, of No. 3 Azikiwe Road Port Harcourt, Castle Equipment & Logistics Ltd and United Bank for Africa; Onyinyechi Oraegbunem ‘F’ former branch manager of UBA Aba branch and Pamela Onaga ‘F’ former staff of UBA Aba branch/account officer to Vincent Ezenwa now at large between 3rd April 2013 and 31st June 2013 in Lagos/Aba, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court while acting in concert and with intent to defraud Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa, MD/CEO of Vinna Investment Limited deceitfully induced Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa through an agreement and collected the sum of N242,015,000,00 (Two hundred and Forty two Million, Fifteen thousand Naira) Equivalent to $950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) from him on the pretence that you will transfer the Dollars to his customers in Italy, but having collected the money you converted same to your use, you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance fee fraud and other related offences Act 2006.

Count 3

That you Chibueze Ojeh ‘m’ 40years MD/CEO of Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited of Lekki County Homes, Westend Estate Road 4, House 4 Lekki Lagos state and Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited, between 3rd April 2013 and 31st June 2013 in Lagos, and Aba within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court while acting in concert and with intent to defraud Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa, MD/CEO of Vinna Investment Limited deceitfully induced Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa through an agreement and collected the sum of N242,015,000,00 (Two hundred and Forty two Million, Fifteen thousand Naira) Equivalent to $950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) from him on the pretence that you will transfer the dollars to his customers in Italy but having collected the money you converted same to your use, you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance fee fraud and other related offences Act 2006.

Count 4

That you Emeka Njoku ‘m’ 41 years, former marketer with United Bank for Africa, of No. 3 Azikiwe Road Port Harcourt; Onyinyechi Oraegbunem `F’ former branch manager of UBA Aba branch and Pamela Onaga ‘F’ former staff of UBA/account officer to Vincent Ezenwa now at large, and United Bank for Africa, between 3rd April 2013 and 31st June 2013 in Lagos and Aba, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court while acting in concert and with intent to defraud Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa, MD/CEO of Vinna Investment Limited aids and abets Chibueze Ojeh ‘m’ 40years MD/CEO of Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited of Lekki County Homes, Westend Estate road 4 House 4 Lekki Lagos state and Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited to commit of the offence of obtaining money by false pretence when you induced Chief Nnamdi Vincent Ezenwa to transfer the sum of N242,015,000,00 (Two hundred and Forty two Million, Fifteen thousand Naira) Equivalent to $950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) from his UBA account in Aba branch to the UBA account of Castle Equipment & Logistics Limited in Lagos Which was withdrawn by Chibueze Ojeh, you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8(a) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance fee fraud and other related offences Act 2006

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