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Court Adjourns Trial Of Alleged N17.4m, $6,300 Fraud To June 1

 

Justice O.O. Abike-Fadipe of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, has adjourned the trial of 1 Nanpan Salihu Yaniyang, who’s being prosecuted for an alleged N17,449,000 (Seventeen Million Four Hundred and Forty-nine Thousand Naira) and $6,300 (Six Thousand Three Hundred United States Dollars) fraud until Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, had introduced Yaniyang earlier than the trial decide on Monday, March 22, 2021, on a four-count cost bordering on stealing and acquiring by false pretence to the tune of N17,449,000 (Seventeen Million Four Hundred and Forty-nine Thousand Naira) and $6,300 (Six Thousand Three Hundred United States Dollars).

One of the counts reads: (*1*)

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Another rely reads: “Nanpan Salihu Yaniyang, sometime in 2020 in Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $6,300 (Six Thousand Three Hundred United States Dollars) from Valerie Okoli and her co-investors under the pretence that you will use the said fund to invest in Forex, which pretext you knew or ought to know is false.”
He pleaded “not guilty” to the costs.

At the sitting on March 29, 2021, the Court had heard the defendant’s bail utility, which was opposed by the prosecution.

In her ruling on the bail utility at present, March 31, 2021, Justice Abike-Fadipe granted him bail within the sum of N5million and two sureties in like sum, considered one of whom should be associated to the defendant by blood.

The decide additional held that “The sureties shall depose to an affidavit of means, must be gainfully employed and resident within the jurisdiction; must show evidence of payment of tax over the last three years and one of them must hold landed property within the jurisdiction of this court.”

Justice Abike-Fadipe adjourned until June 1, 2021, for “commencement of trial.”

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