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EFCC: Access Bank, Emee Oil CEO Battle N4.4bn Fraud Scandal

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EFCC: Access Bank, Emee Oil CEO Battle N4.4bn Fraud Scandal

EFCC: Access Bank, Emee Oil CEO Battle N4.4bn Fraud Scandal

EFCC has arraigned Emee Oil CEO for allegedly defrauding Access Bank a whopping N4.4bn.

GoldenNewsNG reports that Florence Onojame, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Emee Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, has been arraigned before the Ikeja special offences court for allegedly defrauding Access Bank of N4.4 billion.

This Nigeria News platform gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, filed a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, and receiving fraudulently obtained property against Onojame.

Fatai Mohammed, the EFCC counsel, said Onojame and four others (who are still at large) allegedly committed the crime in February 2022 in Lagos.

The EFCC counsel said the N4.4 billion was stolen and transferred through Primusplus — an electronic banking platform of Access Bank — by Onojame.

The anti-graft lawyer also said she used Emee Oil and Gas login details to carry out the transfer and deposited the money into several accounts in Access Bank.

Onojame, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which the EFCC said breached sections 278, 326, and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

During the court proceedings, Williams Onate, the defence counsel, prayed that the court should order a short adjournment for the hearing of the bail application.

Onate also asked that the court should remand the defendant in the custody of the EFCC pending the bail hearing.

But Mojisola Dada, the judge, ruled that the defendant be remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre.

The hearing of the bail application was adjourned to October 10, 2023.


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