November 24, 2020


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EFCC re-arraigns man for 40,000 euro visa fraud

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By Adebisi Onanuga

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday re-arraigned Abiodun Sodiq before an Ikeja Special Offences Court for alleged 40,000 euro fraud.

Sodiq was arraigned on a seven-count charge of fraud, forgery and conspiracy.

The EFCC alleged that the defendant defrauded a businessman, Babatunde Emmanuel, on the pretext of using the money for Malta Government citizenship Investment Programme and procurement of Malta international passport.

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When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.

EFCC prosecuting lawyer Nkereuwem Nana asked the court for a trial date. But the defense lawyer, Elizabeth Ezerhume, informed the court of a pending application due for hearing.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned till December 7 for ruling and trial.