A prominent Ilorin based businessman, Chukwudubem Ezenwa, has been docked at a Federal High Court in Ilorin charged with alleged internet fraud.
Chukwudubem, Managing Director of Chukwudubemapple Tech. Limited, Ilorin, was arraigned before Justice Muhammed Sanni.
He was charged alongside one Adeleke Damilola on five counts of conspiracy and internet fraud contrary to Section 27 and 33 of the cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention, etc, Act 2015.
Count one of the charge sheets read, ” that you, Adeleke Damilola, Chukwudubem Ezenwa, between the months of August and November 2020, in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with the intent to defraud, did conspire among yourselves to obtain 10,000 US dollars from a credit card which does not belong to you through the use of a cash App software device and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(2)b of the cybercrime (prohibition, prevention Act) 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act.”
The defendants pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.
Following their pleas, Counsel to the EFCC, Blessing Akinsola, asked the court to fix a date for trial and remand the defendants in prison custody pending trial.
Justice Sanni, however, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N1m, with one surety in like sum, a statement by the Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren stated on Friday.
The surety, according to the trial judge, must have a landed property in Ilorin, GRA, Kwara State with Certificate of Occupancy, (C of O).
In addition, the surety must deposit two passports and swear to an affidavit.
While fixing October 22, 2021, for trial, the judge ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of the Nigeria correctional centre pending the perfection of their bail conditions.