Ex-rep Member Loses $1.362m, N46.5m To Scammers

Four men were on Monday re -arraigned before a Federal High Court, in Lagos, by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), of the Nigerian Police force for allegedly obtaining the sum of $1.362 million and N46. 533 million under false pretence, from a former House of Representative member, Eseme Eyiboh. The four men arraigned before the court are Izekor Osatohanmwen Ogiemonyi, alias, Prince Joshua Akenzua: Stephen Victor, alias James Ajayi: Bolade Babatunde, alias Honourable Lawal Adewunmi, and Alhaji Jimoh Saka, alias Tola Ajayi.

In a criminal charge number FHC/L/435c/2017, filed before the court by Police Prosecuting counsel, E. A.Jackson, alleged that the accused persons and others now at large, between June 2016 and August 2017, at Jatoz Royal Hotel, Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Lagos, conspired among themselves, and presented themselves to one Honourable Eseme Sunday Eyiboh, a former House of Representative from Eket Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State, as accredited representatives of International Foreign Exchange Monitoring Agency/Bureau, in Nigeria.

Thereafter ,they fraudulently collected the sum of $1.362 million in three tranches of $1.230 million, $20, 000, and $112, 000, and the sum of N46, 533 million, from their victim, Honourable Eyiboh, with the pretence that they can use the position to deliver vehicles and industrial machines at affordable and official exchange rates.

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