Serving Female Corps Member Lands in Detention for Alleged Fraud (Photo)
The Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Maduako Ugonma Chinomso before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the state high court on two count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
Madueke, a serving corps member posted to Kaduna and later redeployed to Akwa Ibom state was reportedly arrested at Uyo by the EFCC operatives following a petition by one Yusuf Idris of Tumfure quarters in Gombe stated.
According to the EFCC, the petitioner stated that on March 21, 2017, the defendant and others, now at large, conspired and obtained the sum of N63,000 under false pretence that “the said sum was to secure a job for him with the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) which they never did.”
“Investigation revealed that a member of the syndicate, Yusuf Maarku, the acclaimed recruitment officer gave the complainant a Union Bank number 0053158443 bearing Maduako Ugonma Chinomso through which the said sum was deposited as form, uniform and registration fee.
“Further investigation revealed that there are six different accounts in different banks with huge amount of money which the suspect operates.
“When the charges were read to her, she pleaded not guilty; the prosecution counsel AM Labaran to applied for a date of trial.
“Justice Jauro while adjourning the case to Monday, 16th April, 2018, for hearing of her bail application, he remanded her in EFCC custody,” the EFCC said.
It was gathered that Nanle is being arraigned on a six-count amended charge of money laundering to the tune of about N1.5 billion.
Dariye who was re-arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu at the Federal High Court, Abuja, entered a “not guilty” plea to all six-counts.