Two days after its operatives kept a vigil at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a suspect, Edrian Osagie.
Osagie is charged with two counts bordering on fraud and stealing to the tune of N84 million, according to documents obtained by Television Nigerian on Wednesday.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in front of Justice Serifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja.
The EFCC charged Osagie with obtaining money under false pretenses in violation of Sections 1(1) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.
In September 2019, he was accused of obtaining N84 million ‘with intent to defraud’ one Mark David Umeh by falsely claiming to have three Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for sale, knowing full well that his claim was false.
In the second count, the anti-graft agency accused the suspect of stealing in violation of Sections 278 and 285 of Lagos State Criminal Law No 11, 2011.
“Edrian Osagie Ididia dishonestly stole and converted to your own use the sum of N84,000,000 (eighty-four million naira only) property of Mr Mark David Umeh between the 13th day of September 2019 and the 29th day of October 2019 at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court,” the particulars of offence read.