Two suspects have beenarraigned on seven counts of internet fraud and obtaining money under false pretence.
The suspects, Ugbede Hassan Ocholi and Ngbegha Job Aondona, were arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday.
According to EFCC prosecutor, the suspects “sometime in 2019 at Abuja within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire between yourselves to commit an offence to wit: computer related fraud and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 14 (1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015”.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty, prompting the prosecution counsel, Aishatu Ibrahim to ask for an adjournment in order to present her witnesses for trial.
The defence counsel, Chris Alashi and VM Sefiano, moved bail applications for their clients which were opposed by the prosecution counsel.
The trial judge however granted the defendants bail in the sum of N1, 500,000 each.
They are also to deposit their international passports with the court registry and must not travel outside of the court’s jurisdiction without permission of court.
The matter has been adjourned to January 21, 22, and 23, 2020 for trail.