visa scam ,EFCC arraigns two for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, January
18, 2016 arraigned the duo of Valentino Chibueze Enudi and Monday
Adewale Lawal before Justice Valentine Ashi of the Federal Capital
Territory High Court, Abuja on a 15-count charge bordering on forgery
and obtaining by false pretence.

The offence is punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code and Section
1(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

Enudi and Lawal were apprehended by
EFCC operatives following a petition alleging that the duo specialize in
using forged bank statements and other documents to fraudulently obtain
money from people under the guise of processing United Kingdom visa for
them.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.

In view of their plea, counsel to EFCC, Victor Ukagwu asked the court for a date for trial to commence.

Justice Ashi adjourned the case to February 3, 2016 and ordered the accused persons to be remanded in EFCC custody.

Wilson Uwujaren

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