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EFCC Arraigns Prison Officer For N3.9m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday 19th October, 2015 arraigned one Onoja Osita Kingsley, a Prison Officer, before Justice A.V. Agishir of the Federal High Court, Enugu on three counts of stealing, possession of fraudulent document and forgery to N3.9 million.

The accused who is a prison assistant with the Nigeria Prison Service allegedly orchestrated the fraudulent transfer of N132.900 million from six customers accounts with a new generation bank.

Three million, nine hundred thousand naira (was transferred into the account of one Uchenna Eze, which Onoja had opened with forged documents at the Olu Obasanjo Road branch of Access Bank Plc, in Port Harcourt, River State. He subsequently withdrew N140,000 from the account.

He was arrested on 12th January, 2015 in Enugu, Enugu State where he had gone to withdraw the balance of the stolen money.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

Justice Agishir adjourned the matter to October 28, 2015 for hearing of bail application and remanded the accused in EFCC custody.

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