Ondo APC Chieftain arraigned over N40m Fraud

Ondo APC Chieftain arraigned over N40m Fraud

A leader of All Progress Congress (APC), in Ondo State, Dr. Taiwo Melumi, on Wednesday was arraigned before a Federal High Court, in Lagos, over alleged N40 million fraud.

Read also: Oba Ogunwusi silent on fraud scandal

Melumi, a medical doctor, who is a managing Director of Funtai Limited, and Ondo South Senatorial District leader, was arraigned before Justice Abdul-Aziz Anka on a count charge by the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

The police in a charge marked FHC/L/302c/16, alleged that the APC chieftain, with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtained the sum of N40 million from one Nick Shaiyen, the Managing Director of Whitehall Management Limited.

He was alleged to have obtained the said money from the victim with representation that he sold to him a property known as Unit B9, situated at Funtai Court, 3, Ruxton Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, which he falsely presented to him as being free from all encumbrances.

The offence, the prosecutor, Mr. Ekong Sunday, said contravened section 1(1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud related Offences Act, 2016.

However, when the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty to the alleged offence.

Attempt by his lawyer, Mr. Olumide Esan, to have his bail application heard proved abortive as he was unable to present the summons for bail before the court.

However, the prosecutor informed the court that he needed time to respond to the application.

The presiding judge, Justice Anka, consequently ordered the accused person to be remanded in prisons custody, while adjourned the trial till October 6.


Related Articles

Catholic priests get permanent right to pardon abortion

Pope Francis has made it a permanent policy that Catholic priests can absolve women who have had abortions. Read also:

Stanbic IBTC appeals ‘N1.3bn Breach of Contract Judgement

Stanbic IBTC Bank has appealed the judgement given by the Honourable Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, sitting

Court freezes Ex-Rep member’s accounts Over‬ Multimillion Naira debt After Failed Senatorial Ambition ‪

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, south west Nigeria, has ordered eleven commercial banks in Nigeria not to allow


x

Related Posts

Friends mourn OAU Final year student who was stabbed to death
While police are working to apprehend the killer(s) of Ayoola Ayorinde a.k.a AYbillion, a final year student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (O...
Kano Fruit sellers admit to using carbide to ripen fruits
Sellers of fruits in Kano State under the umbrella of the State Branch of the Nigerian Fruit Sellers Association admitted to using carbide, a che...
Bisola joins TMC music label
Big Brother Nigeria(BBN) reality show first runner-up, Bisola Aiyeola, has signed a deal with creative agency powerhouse, Temple Management Compa...
powered by RelatedPosts