EFCC files fraud charges against Innoson

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja

The Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) has fi led fraud charges against Innoson Motors and its embattled chairman, Innocent Chukwuma. Th e third defendant in the suit is Chukwuma’s brother, Charles. The four-count charge is dated November 30, and fi led at the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division. Chukwuma was arrested last week and released a day later.

His arrest follows allegations that he forged some documents in a transaction involving GTBank The businessman has denied any wrongdoing.

The business man who runs a local auto assembly plant was arrested on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at his Enugu residence, following his reported refusal to respond to invitations by the Commission, after initially being granted administrative bail, while his surety could also not be found.

Unfortunately, the industrialist resisted arrest and stirred controversy by bringing six truckloads of thugs to block the entrance to his Plot W1, Industrial Layout, Abakaliki Road, Emeni, Enugu, home. Consequently, a distress call was sent to the Commission’s Enugu Office for reinforcement. Chief Chukwuma and his brother, Charles Chukwuma, are being investigated by the Insurance and Capital Market Fraud Section of the Commission’s office in Lagos over matters bordering on N1, 478, 366, 859.66 fraud and forgery.

The industrialist, among other infractions, allegedly used forged documents to secure tax waivers but the senate last week intervened in the matter when it set up a committee to look into the squabbles

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