The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 arraigned a Port Harcourt businessman, Christian N. Odum, before Justice U. N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on charges bordering on conspiracy, forgery, and obtaining money under false pretence.
Odum is alleged to have used his company, Unichris International Limited to defraud Peter Akinyosoye, under false pretence, by claiming to be working for the Nigeria National Petroleum Company, NNPC.
Odum, and Stanley Alozie, who is still at large, defrauded Akinyosoye, on July 6, 2012 obtaining the sum of N640,000 from him under the pretence that the money would be used to purchase Low Pour Fuel Oil, LPFO.
Akinyosoye’s company Abipet Nigeria Limited, had been contracted by Genuinelyness Outlook Limited, Lagos, to supply two trucks of the LPFO.
Odum gave a fake NNPC/PPMC Ticket No. BB 036867 and NNPC/PPMC Bridging Note purported to have been issued by NNPC to Akinyosoye.
All efforts by Akinyosoye to get his money back from Odum and his cohort, proved abortive.
Justice Agomoh adjourned the matter to January 22 and February 5, 2015 for hearing of bail and commencement of trial.
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