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CRIME REPORT: EFCC ARRAIGNS 77YR OLD WOMAN, 2 OTHERS FOR N65M LAND SCAM | SEE PICS

Find the EFCC statement below:

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday November
26, arraigned a 77- year- old woman, Alhaja
Mulikat Shonekan and two others: Martins
Ogiogwa, 40 and Mujekanm Petroleum Nigeria
Company Limited, before Justice Oluwatoyin
Ipaye of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on a 5-
count – charge bordering on conspiracy to
obtain money under false pretence and
issuance of dud cheque.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges when
they were read to them. Counsel to 1st and
3rd accused persons, Bamidele Ogundele,
tabled an application for bail, asking the court
to grant them bail on the grounds of old age
and heath condition; emphasizing that the
septuagenarian would not jump bail.

Also, second defendant, Austine Akpomreta,
presented his bail application, and prayed the
court to grant his request.

While opposing the bail applications, the
prosecuting counsel, Anslem Ozioko asked for
a trial date.

Justice Ipaye however granted bail to 1st and
2nd defendants in the sum of N5m (five
million naira) and N10m (ten million naira)
respectively, with two sureties each in like
sum.

According to the judge, one of the sureties for
both must be a blood relation of the accused
persons who must show evidence of 3 year tax
payment. .

The matter was adjourned to 3rd and 4th
February, 2015 for trial.

One of the count reads:
“Alhaja Mulika Shonekan, Martins Ogiogwa and
Mujekanm Petroleum Nigeria Company Limited
sometime in September, 2008 at Lagos within
the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to
defraud, obtained the sum of N65,000,000.00
(Sixty Five Million Naira only) from Kuta Stones
Limited by falsely representing to Mr. Danladi
Verheijen, the Director of Kuta Stones Limited,
that the said sum of money represented the
cost of 90 acres of land situated, being and
located at Kemta Ososun village, Odeda Local
Government Area of Abeokuta in Ogun State of
Nigeria which pretence you knew to be false”.


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