A Lagos Federal High Court has issued a summon directing a firm, Wallenship Nigeria Limited, its Managing Director, Prince Oladele Akinola, aka Alhaji Abubakar and one Temitope Obe, a.k.a. Alhaji Ibrahim, to appear before it over alleged N680 fraud.
The court presided over by Justice Daniel Osiogor, issued the summon against all the defendants, sequel to an application made by the officer-In-Charge of Legal Department of Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Barrister. Emmanuel Jackson, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
In urging the court to issue the summon against the defendants, CSP Jackson told the court that the application is in accordance with Section 113 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.
CSP Jackson also told the court that since the initial charge was filed and the first amended charge dated and filed on September 28, 2021, the defendants have failed to appear before the court to take their plea.
Justice Osiogor, after listening to the prosecutor’s submission held that: “the summon to be issued and served on fist and second defendants personally, and the third defendant (the firm) to be served through its Secretary”.
The matter has been adjourned till November 5.
The PSFU in a charge marked FHC/L/293c/2020, alleged that the defendants, conspired among themselves on March 24, 2017, and obtaining the sum N680 million by false pretences from Elvis Eboma, of Deleon Media Concepts Limited, under false pretence of converting same sum to $20 million USD to Dollars, and send same back the victim.
The defendants were alleged to have committed the fraudulenty acts alongside Tunde; Alausa; Bola; Prince Bello; Niyi and Akeem Momodu, who were said to be at large.