Mr Chika Ikenga, Managing Director of Eunisell Limited, has confirmed that Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi, a former employee of the company, allegedly defrauded the company by forcing customers to pay Eunisell’s invoice through his personal account.
After senior lawyer, Mr Emeka Etieba SAN, withdrew from further representing the ex-employee, Ikenga was speaking while answering questions from Mr J. O. Akinwale, the new representative of Amadi.
Kenneth Amadi and his company, IDID Nigeria Limited, are facing a five-count charge of conspiracy and fraud totaling N2.9 billion in the courtroom.
The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation is prosecuting them.
In response to Akinwale’s questions, the witness stated that the former employee and first defendant, Mr Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi, directed the customer, A-Z Petroleum, to pay Eunisell’s money into an account nominated by him, as evidenced by a letter written by A-Z to the Nigerian Police and presented to the court by the defendant’s lawyer.
He also stated that the defendant stated in a police station statement that he was using the money to start his own business,” Ikenga said.
The case was then rescheduled for the 20th and 21st of January for the continuation of the trial.
Remember that the AGF charged Amadi with receiving N2.9 billion from A-Z Petroleum Limited and Ammasco International Limited under false pretenses and with the intent to defraud; making full and true entry thereof in the books and accounts; suppressing data in respect of the financial transfer to Eunisell Limited; and converting the same amount without authority to create a company.
According to the prosecution, the offenses are in violation of Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud-Related Offences Act, Cap. A6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; Section 14(1) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015; Section 434 of the Criminal Code Act,
The charges had been brought against Amadi, who had pleaded not guilty.