Man remanded for ‘impersonation, fraud’

A High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered one Sunday Chukwu of Giri Junction near Gwagwalada, to be remanded in prison custody for impersonation and fraud.
Chukwu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretext.
He reportedly attempted to obtain N350,000, from , Malam Aminu Mansur, who reported the matter to the commission.
Chukwu, however, pleaded not guilty.

Led in evidence by EFCC Counsel, Mr. Isaac Uket, Mansur told the court that the accused pretended to be the store keeper of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company.
He said that the accused convinced him into believing that he could supply solar panel rings for N350,000 each and I could sell it for N420, 000 each to my customers.

Mansur said that when he indicated and met with the accused in Gwagwalada for the transaction, the accused brought a carton of wheel rings of a bicycle, instead of a solar panel ring.
After listening to their testimonies of the witnesses, Justice Maryann Anenih, ordered that the accused be remanded in Kuje Medium Prison custody.
Anenih adjourned the case till March 19, 2014, for hearing.

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