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Gbese Re O!! Father And Son Arraigned For $4,256 Internet Scam [See Photo]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
on March 24, 2015 arraigned Justice Unuafe and his son,
Omorigho Unuafe, before Justice Lambo Akanbi of the
Federal High Court Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on a 4-
count charge bordering on obstruction, possession of
fraudulent documents and obtaining money by false
Father and son were arrested by operatives of the EFCC
upon intelligence gathered while investigating a reported
case of internet scam.
The duo who are jobless, were found in possession of
Honda Accord 2004 model and an Acura ZDX, without
document to prove how they got the vehicles.
They also have an almost completed storey building
located in Delta State .
The accused persons decidedly refused to give the EFCC
operatives the required information needed from them
for the investigation.
One of the charges reads:
“That you Justice Unuafe on or about the 12th day of
February, 2015 at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of
this honorable court did obstruct the officers of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by refusing
to give the details of your account number, the details of
your relation who sold Acura ZDX with registration
number SMK 307 DC to you and other information
requested from you and thereby committed an offence
contrary to and punishable under Section 38 (2) (b0 of
the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission
(Establishment) Act, 2004.”
Another charge reads:
“That you Omorigho Justice Unuafe on or about 30th day
of December, 2014 at Port Harcourt within the
jurisdiction of this honorable court with intent to
defraud, did obtain the total sum of $4,256 (Four
Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Six Dollars) by false
pretence from one Cheng Chung Shin by representing
yourself as MARO MOTON, which you knew to be 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 said Act.”
They pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to
In view of their pleas, counsel to EFCC, Sadiq Hussain,
prayed the court to fix a date for trial to commence,
while the accused persons be remand in EFCC custody.
The defence counsel, C. I. Anyaghbuna, however, pleaded
for bail for the accused persons.
In his ruling, Justice Akanbi granted them bail in the sum
of N500,000 (Five Thousand Naira) with one surety each
in like sum. The sureties must have their addresses
verified by the EFCC, and must be responsible members
of the society.
The matter has been adjourned to May 20, 2015 for trial.
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26th March, 2015