EFCC Arraigns Businesswoman For Issuing N4 Million Dud Cheque

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday arraigned one Oluremi Olajumoke in an FCT High Court for issuing a N4 million dud cheque.
The accused, a 48-year-old businesswoman, was said to have collected N8.5 million from one Mr Chukwuma Nwafor, as payment for the rent of a shop in her care.
The court was told that Olajumoke collected the money in 2012 but was unable to deliver the shop situated at Sheriff Plaza, Wuse, Abuja, to the tenant.
The prosecutor, Mrs Jamila Shata, told the court that when the accused failed to issue the shop, the complainant demanded for the refund of the money.
According to the prosecutor, the accused however only returned N4.5 million cash to Nwafor, and later issued him with a cheque of N4 million for the balance, which bounced.
Counsel to the accused, Mr James Onoja applied for her bail in accordance with Section 340 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Onoja supported his application with a four-paragraph affidavit and a written address, urging the court to grant the bail application.
He also supported the application by citing Section 35(5) of the 1999 Constitution which stated that an accused remained innocent until otherwise proven.
Justice Ajoke Adepoju granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million, with a surety who must be a civil servant not below GL 14.
According to Adepoju, the court granted the bail after going through the affidavit, the submission of all the parties and other document before it.
She adjourned the matter to March 12 for definite hearing, and asked the prosecutor to present her witnesses on the said date. (NAN)

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