Crime

EFCC Arraigns Man For N25m Scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, February 16, 2015 arraigned one Imeh Albert Akpan, Director of Commodore Aviation Services before Justice D. K Senchi of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on a 2-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence.

Akpan allegedly converted the sum of N25m (twenty five million naira) meant to be used as security for a loan obtained from a new generation bank to personal use.

Ime-Albert-AkpanAccording to the complainant, the suspect lured him into investing his monies on a project that was not viable. He stated that, all efforts to recover his money were unsuccessful.

Count one of the charge reads:
"that you Imeh Albert Akpan being the Director of Commodore Aviation Services and Commodore Aviation Services, sometime in July 2004 within the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did dishonestly convert to your own use the sum of N25,000,000 (Twenty Five Million Naira) being proceeds of a Platinum Bank Cheque No. 0093207 that was meant to be used as a security for a loan, issued by Samha Dayekh for and on behalf of Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code Law Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 312 of the same Law"

When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Fatima A. Gwaram urged the court to fix a date for trial to commence.

Justice Senchi admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N10m (ten million naira) and two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned to April 14, 2015 for hearing.

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