|ABUJA – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a businessman, Elvis Ezeani, 48, in an FCT High Court charged with criminal conspiracy and joint act.|
The accused and his friend, Joseph Omora, were said to have duped one Abduraman Yahaya, a bureau-de-change man of 250,000 dollars in 2006.
At the resumed hearing, counsel to the accused, Mr Abdulkadri Salim, who had at the last hearing on April 9 filed a bail application, withdrew it when new facts emerged.
He, therefore, filed a new bail application for the release of his client.
Counsel to the EFCC, Mrs Ndubueze Chinwe, told the court that the accused did not start the process of duping the complainant in person.
She alleged that the accused included two vendors, Sani Musa and John Obiomalo, in the transaction.
Chinwe prayed the court to convict the accused, adding that his accomplice had been convicted since 2013 by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
In his ruling, Justice Valentine Ashi, asked the two counsel to agree on a date to move the new bail application. (NAN)