The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)on Wednesday April twenty sixth arraigned an Onitsha based businessman Chris Onyebuchi Ijeoma along his corporation, tellers International limited before Justice I.B.Gafai of the Federal High court docket, Awka, Anambra country on a two count charge of obtaining cash underneath fake pretense and stealing the sum of N10million belonging to the top pastor and preferred overseer of a pentecostal church inside the business town.
Ijeoma’s ordeal started after a petition was written to the fee alleging that sometime in 2014, he approached the complainant (general overseer) with a enterprise inspiration to help enhance finances to finance the importation of insecticide/ pest sprayer from the United States, to the tune of N10m, with a promise to pay lower back inside three months, after the sale of the goods.
The complainant further said that having advanced the sum to the suspect, who turned into additionally an elder of the church council, on march 18 ,2014, he waited for more than after three months with out receiving any charge as promised. He then approached Ijeoma and demanded to realize why the goods were no longer but imported, to which he said he had invested the money in a US based cream organization and that Nafdac approval become wanted earlier than the goods would be exported to nigeria; a development special from what become agreed upon.
Whilst the case turned into known as, the suspect pleaded now not guilty to the price. defence recommend, C.M Obijagwam thereafter applied orally for his purchaser’s bail which became denied with the aid of Justice Gafai pointing out he needed to apply officially. He in addition ordered that the suspect be remanded in jail custody pending the hearing of the bail application. the case has been adjourned to june 6.