Friday, 23 June 2017

EFCC charges previous EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde's impersonator.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged one Promise Tochi Nwalozie a. k. an Ibrahim Lamorde and Ohaji Ujunwa Raymond, before Justice H. I. O Oshomah of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a 9-check charge verging on connivance and getting cash by false nearness to the tune of $1,330.00 (USD). 

Guarantee Tochi Nwalozie, a presumed impersonator acting like the previous Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, was captured at Rumuagholu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 6 August, 2016, by agents of the EFCC, in a sting operation that yielded the capture of six other web fraudsters. Nwalozie was utilizing the personality of Lamorde to send trick sends to nonnatives, generally Europeans and Americans and all the while, coerced sizeable measure of remote monetary forms from them. His weapon of deceitful collaboration with his casualties was a fake electronic duplicate of the personality card of the previous EFCC's supervisor. He similarly expected another name, Gabriel Giese, to utilize his odious exercises. This is notwithstanding acting like Barrister Peter Jackson, a spurious legal counselor working with the National Judicial Council, NJC in Nigeria. As an "attorney", he was cheating his casualties by guaranteeing them that he would help in the recuperation of cash lost to various Nigerian digital fraudsters. To do this, Jackson was gathering different totals of cash as administration charges from his casualties. Some of his casualties are: Betty. G. E, an American and Georgina M, an Australian. Raymond was one of his accomplices in wrongdoing. Six other presumed fraudsters captured with Nwalozie have been charged independently. 

Tally one of the charge read: ''that you Promise Tochi Nwalozie (a. k. a) Barrister Peter Jackson, Gebriel Giese, Ibrahim Lamorde and Ohaji Ujunwa Raymond some of the time in July, 2016, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, inside the locale of this Honorable Court conspired among yourselves to confer crime to mind: Obtaining Money by False Pretense and accordingly carried out an offense in spite of Section 8 (an) and culpable under Section 1 (3) of the of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offenses Act, 2006. 

Another tally read: ''that you Promise Tochi Nwalozie (a. k. a) Barrister Peter Jackson, Gebriel Giese, Ibrahim Lamorde, approximately the sixth August, 2016, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, inside the locale of this Honorable Court, with purpose to dupe, obtained the whole of $500.00 (USD) from one Georgina Master, an Australian under the affectation that the said total framed part installment for the repatriation of her assets which she lost to fraudsters in Nigeria, which guise you knew to be false, and accordingly dedicated an offense in opposition to Section (1) (an) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offenses Act, 2006 and culpable under Section 1 (3) of the said Act. 

The litigants argued not blameworthy to the charges when they were perused to them. 

In perspective of their requests, indictment advise, Mustapha Tanko Iko requested that the court settle a date for the initiation of trial and that the respondents be remanded in jail authority. In any case, insight to the two litigants, P. O. K. Osuji, told the court that he had recorded safeguard applications for his customers and served same on the arraignment. He asked the court to allow his petitions. Iko recognized the applications and did not restrict them. 

Equity Oshomah deferred the case to 6 July, 2017 for safeguard hearing and requested that the respondents be remanded in jail guardianship pending the assurance of their safeguard.

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