5 ex-Lagos Fair employees for trial over N274m fraud

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BY ABDULWAHAB ABDULAH

LAGOS—Justice Kudirat Jose of an Ikeja High Court yesterday fixed June 18 for definite hearing of the trial of five former employees of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex charged with N274 million theft.
Those charged for offences of conspiracy and stealing on November 28, 2013 by the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, before the court were-Bassey Eyamba, Francis Dajilak, Lazarus Okocha, Barnabas Kolo and Eunice Okafor.

When they were arraigned they all pleaded not guilty to the 20-count offence pressed against them.
The anti graft commission represented by Mr. Anslem Ozioko, had said that the defendants committed the offences between January 2009 and December 2011 in Lagos.

The commission alleged that they had committed the offence by fraudulently obtaining various sums of money belonging to their employer by renting and selling some plots of land owned by the complex.
The alleged offence according to the commission contravenes Sections 390 (6) and 516 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State, 2003.

 

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