LAGOS: TWO men have been arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja for allegedly intending to defraud a retired army general.
The duo of Abiodun Akorede (aka Kwesi John Mensah) and Sherif Olaseni Ajaga (aka Rowland Komolafe) are facing charges of criminal conspiracy and attempt to obtain money under false pretences.
The accused persons who pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge were arrested by operatives of the Commission following a petition by Senator Tunde Ogbeha, alleging attempt to swindle him in a non- existent transaction.
The retired army general allegedly received a telephone call on December 5, 2014 from one Morris Williams who claimed to be a staff of World Wide Organisation.
Williams was said to have told the petitioner that his company was ready to award him (the complainant) the sum of Ł10,000,000 (Ten Million Pound) for his consignment that was mishandled by an unnamed courier company.
Williams was also said to have told the complainant that one Kwesi John Mensah and a certain. Rowland Komolafe would meet him in Nigeria to deliver the money.
There was however a caveat. He would pay the clearing /service fee of about Ł11 000.
Aware that he was not expecting any consignment, the petitioner told the accused persons that his driver would pick them on arrival in Nigeria to his office in Abuja for further discussion.
It was during the meeting in his office that the accused persons were handed over to the EFCC. The suspects will remind in custody until the 20th of this month.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY