Fraud: Court Remands Prominent Ilorin-based Businessman
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Justice Muhammed Sanni of the Federal High Court in Ilorin has ordered the remand of Chukwudubem Ezenwa, a prominent Ilorin businessman, in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Centre awaiting the completion of a N1 million bail condition for fraud-related offences.
On Thursday, the suspect was brought to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Command, along with one of his accomplices, Adeleke Damilola.
Chukwudubem, the Managing Director of Chukwudubemapple Tech Limited in Ilorin, was charged with conspiracy and online fraud on five counts.
The alleged offence committed by the duo is said to be ccontrary to Section 27 and 33 of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention, Etc Act, 2015.
One of the charges reads: “That you, Adeleke Damilola, Chukwudubeem Ezenwa between the month of August and November 2020 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud and conspire amongst yourselves to obtain $10,000.00 USD (Ten Thousand Dollars) from a credit card which does not belong to you through the use a cash App software device and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (b) read with 33(2)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention Act) 2015 and punishable under same Section of the Act’’.
The defendants pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.