Woman docked for N10m oil fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Nweite Nneka Anthonia on one count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N10.9 million.

Anthonia was arraigned by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office on the EFCC on Wednesday before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State.

The charge reads: “The you, Nweite Nneka Anthonia “F” sometime in 2018 in Ekpan, Warri, Delta State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with the intent to defraud did obtain the sum of Ten Million Nine Hundred and Seventy-Seven Thousand Six Hundred Naira only from one Mr. Emmanuel Chiayanam Ugwu through your bank account number 1020031999 domiciled in United Bank for Africa Plc under the pretence that the said sum was payment for the supply of 82,000 litres of premium motor spirit (PMS), a pretext you knew to false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)( a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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