EDO: Three fake custom officers arraigned for alleged fraud

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Three fake custom officers identified as Afekhai Aliu, Felix Victor and James Anne were paraded before Justice Efe Ikponwonba of the Benin High Court in Edo State for alleged fraud.

The three defendants who were charged with six counts bordering on obtaining by false pretences were arraigned by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

They were alleged to have defrauded one Ikhaigbode Oya by claiming to be cucustomsfficers in charge of auctioning confiscated vehicles at Idiroko, Ogun State.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, indicated that that the men pleaded not guilty to the six counts preferred against them by the agency.

The prosecution counsel, Moses Arumemi, prayed the court to fix a date for trial and remand the defendants in custody.

Before adjourning the case till May 20, 2021, for further hearing, Justice Ikponwonba granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500, 000 with one surety each in like sum.

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