December 10, 2023

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arraigned  George Amechi Igwesi before Justice Uchenna Juliet of Enugu  State High Court sitting in  Agbani, for land fraud in the sum of N11,400,000 (Eleven Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira only)

He was arraigned on Thursday, October , on two-count charges bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretences

One of the count charges reads:  “That you George Amechi Igwesi and Georgean Enterprises Limited on or about the 1st day of July , 2022 in AgbaniNkanu West Local Government of Enugu State, by false pretences and with intent to defraud, obtained from Charles Emeka Okenwa, the sum of Eleven Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira only (N11,400, 000)  as payment for two plots of land, situate at Amurri Road, Agbani Nkanu West Local Government of Enugu State, under the pretest that the said land belongs to you, and thereby committed an offence.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

In view of his plea, Justice Juliet granted him bail in the sum of N5, 000, 000 ( Five Million Naira only) and a surety in like sum. The surety should swear to an affidavit of means, must be resident within the jurisdiction, and the EFCC should verify the address of the surety.  Also, both the surety and defendant are to submit their  full -sized photographs to the  court.

Justice Juliet adjourned the matter till November 9, 2023 for commencement of trial.

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