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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Photo: EFCC arraigns Edo Deputy Governor's brother over N9.3m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday October 17, 2016, arraigned one Joseph Ovbokhan Odubu and his company, Even Handed Services Limited before Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, sitting in Benin, Edo State on a 3-count charge bordering on forgery, uttering and obtaining money by false presence to the tune of N9, 360,000.00...

 
Joseph, a brother to the deputy governor Edo State, Pius  Odubu, who is also the Managing Director of Even Handed Services Limited  allegedly used forged documents to obtain a loan facility of Nine Million Three hundred and sixty thousand naira (N9,360,000.00) on September 5, 2014 from First Bank Plc to facilitate the supply of chairs and desks in Edo State.

One of the count reads: “that you Odubu Joseph Ovbokhan and Even Handed Services Limited  on or about the 9th day of September, 2014 in Benin within the Jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, with intent to  defraud obtained the sum of (N9,360,000.00) Nine Million Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira in credit from First Bank of Nigeria Limited, by deceitfully presenting a letter of domiciliation which you used as a farce and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable by Section 1(3) of the same law.

Another count reads: “that you Odubu Joseph Ovbokhan and Even Handed Services Limited  on or about the 12th day of May, 2015 in Benin within the Jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, with intent to  defraud and to facilitate fraud, forged a document captioned ‘REQUEST FOR CONFIRMATION OF JOB COMPLETION TO OUR BANKERS (FIRST BANK, BENIN MISSION ROAD, BRANCH’ purporting that the said document was received by Edo State Oil and Gas Producing-Areas Development Commission, with intent that it may be acted upon as genuine, a pretext which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) Act, 2007 and punishable under Section 1(2) of the same Act.”

He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, C. A. Okoli asked the court to fix a date for the commencement of trial and that the accused person be remanded in prison custody. However, counsel to the defendant, Osama Idehen made an oral application for bail which was refused by the court as she was asked to file a formal application.

Justice Ajoku adjourned the case to November 22, 2016 for trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.

20 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

K

livingstone chibuike said...

Let him face wat he asked for

OSINANL said...

IMAGINE? SMH FOR POLITICIANS

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Bree said...

Na Deputy Governor brother be this???? Hmmmmmmm he looks .....reserve my comment.

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Story, all na wash wash.
THE DIDN'T ARREST HIM THEY INVITED HIM AND WILL RELEASE HIM AFTER TERRORIST BUHARI AND OSHIOMORON FINISH THEIR USELESS MEETING.
nigerians open una blind eyes.

















#sad indeed

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hope wailers are seeing it, if he was the brother of a PDP deputy governor, they would have screamed witch-hunting.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

christie benjamin said...

Good for him.

Uju Phil said...

Good for him...

Juliet Iwuno said...

Agwo ga gbo ife o li! Linda take note!

Vivian Reginalds said...

hehehe LOOTERS
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Whather the documents were forged or not, the most important thing is that he supplied the chairs to the school and paid back the loan. Is it ordinary N9m that is their problem? They should go and jail all those that stole billions. At least this one did not steal. He only forged documents and until the end of the case, we are not sure if the documents were really forged. It may be false allegation to rubbish the name of the deputy governor. I see PDP's hand in this

Anonymous said...

Where are all those stupid PDP wailers that are always saying that Buhari and EFCC is only after PDP members? Is this case not an APC member's case?

Chizzy Liz said...

******************************onye ejidere ya gboor nke oriri *******but muna ditch oll dox una stupid court cases and start Channeling all dix money into somthing useful

Chizzy Liz said...

******************************onye ejidere ya gboor nke oriri *******but muna ditch oll dox una stupid court cases and start Channeling all dix money into somthing useful

Ike Louisa said...

Get what you want

Chizzy Liz said...

******************************onye ejidere ya gboor nke oriri *******but muna ditch oll dox una stupid court cases and start Channeling all dix money into somthing useful

Chizzy Liz said...

******************************onye ejidere ya gboor nke oriri *******but muna ditch oll dox una stupid court cases and start Channeling all dix money into somthing useful

Anonymous said...

Good for First Bank! They look for customers executing contracts for bluechip companies only to give loans to. They don't support SMEs at all.First bank is the wrongest bank to use as an SME, they have nothing in store for you. They keep deceiving people through their website that they support SMEs.

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