The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned one
Richard Akaighe, before Justice Abubakar of the Federal High Court,
Warri, Delta State, for allegedly refusing to pay after collecting
Akaigbe was taken to the court on one count of obtaining money by
false pretence, a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said.
The EFCC told the court that Richard allegedly obtained N28.3m from
one Anunwa Jeremiah through a phoney petroleum products supply deal.
The commission said the accused person refused to pay the complainant
the said money after he had supplied five truck load of automotive gas
oil to Akaigbe since May, 2012.
The charge reads, "That you Richard Onomeh Akaighe, being the Managing
Director of Global Upstream Solution Limited, sometimes in May, 2012
at Effurun, within the Jurisdiction of this honourable court, with
intent to defraud, did induce one Anuwa Jeremiah to confer a benefit
on you by delivering five trucks of diesel amounting to
N28,312,570.00, under a false representation that you shall pay him
within two weeks after supply is made, a pretext you knew to be
The EFCC said the accused committed an offence contrary to Section
1(1) (b) & (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related
Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act".
Akaigbe, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecuting counsel, F.O Dibang, prayed the court for a date for
the commencement of trial.
Abubakar admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N10m and two
sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till January 26, 2014.