Nigeria/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/121 views /nigeria Two suspected fraudsters arraigned in Ibadanshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel The suspects The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office has arraigned two persons for allegedly defrauding one Akinbuluma Mobolade Dele, a lecturer and doctoral student in the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan. The suspects – Augustine Ekeson and Obinna Ureahl – were brought before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division on a three-count charge bordering on impersonation and obtaining money under false pretence. In a petition to the Commission, dated February 17, 2016, Akinbuluma detailed how the duo allegedly conspired together to defraud him of a sum of N875,490 in December 2015. ALSO READ Why INEC declared PDP winners of Zamfara Elections - Vanguard News Loading… The sum was the naira equivalent of US$4,169 payable for consumables needed in a six-month bench space research he was to undertake at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya as part of his doctoral programme. Akinbuluma, who got a grant from the premier university for the research work, said he had been in constant communication with the leadership of the Kenyan centre before the accused hacked into his email account and took advantage of the strain to dupe him. ALSO READ What the weather would look like across Nigeria on Friday - NiMet - Premium Times NigeriaAfter hijacking the account, the accused presented themselves as Prof Baldwyn Tonto, Akinbuluma’s supposed supervisor at the centre, and demanded that he paid the naira equivalent of the due sum to a colleague’s Nigerian bank account for transmission to the centre’s account in Kenya. The offence, according to the charge sheet, was contrary to Section 1 (1)(b), section 6 and 8 (b) of the Advanced Fee Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and Section 22 (4)(a) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015. ALSO READ AfDB, Elumelu Foundation, partner on youth entrepreneurship in AfricaWhen the charges were read to them, the accused persons pleaded not guilty. Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Babatunde Sonoiki, prayed the court for a trial date and the order to remand the defendants in prison custody. The court has adjourned the case to June 20, 2019 for trial and ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody. Share this: Related Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleTEN FREQUENT LIES MEN TELLnext articleEid Mubarak: PDP rejoices with Muslims, begs those behind bloodletting to stop killings – Daily Post NigeriaRelated PostsNigeria/June 18, 2019 /No Comment EU Presents Election Report To Senate President TodayNigeria/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Tackling bandits’, kidnappers’ – The Nation NewspaperFani-Kayode Reacts To Ex-President, Morsi’s Death: ‘Tyrants Never End Well’Morsi buried in CairoGunmen abduct Catholic Priest, poly lecturer, four others in Edo – Daily Post NigeriaSamuel Chukwueze: I am determined to do well in EgyptKidnappers abduct Catholic priest in EdoEFCC arraigns man for obtaining property through false pretense in Ibadan – Daily Post NigeriaOndo: Gov. Akeredolu sacks three commissioners, nominates six replacements – Daily Post NigeriaEXCLUSIVE: Jega speaks on INEC server controversy – Premium Times Nigeria Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.