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EFCC arraigns 2 over attempt to defraud council chief

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  yesterday arraigned two persons, Frank David, alias ‘Col David’ and Emeka  Nweze, before a Federal High Court, Enugu on an eight count charge of attempting to obtain N3 million from the Chairman of Nkanu East Local Government Area, Enugu State, Ejikeme Ani, by falsely presenting themselves as staff of the anti-graft agency.

The charge preferred against the accused persons, read “that you David and  Nweze on or about August 24, 2009 at Enugu within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud, attempted to obtain the sum of N3 million from Ani  Ejikeme, by falsely representing that you were staff of EFCC and capable of quashing a petition against him which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8 (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud Related Offences Act, 2004 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

David was also alleged to have on or about November 20, 2008 in Enugu obtained by false pretence, the sum of N22,000 from one Odide Okele claiming that he was capable of procuring her an American Students’ Visa but failed to do so.


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