Three men, John Adindu Nweke, Anike Igwe Stephen and Kelechi Chetachi Emenike, were on Wednesday arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, for allegedly defrauded an On-line Market, Konga Online Shopping Limited, to the tune of N35 million.
The three accused persons, were alleged by the Special Fraud Unit of Nigeria Police Force, to have perpetrated the fraud on or about the month of April, 2005, by obtaining iPhones valued the said amount.
They were alleged to have committed the Act by issuing a United Bank Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc cheques which were dishonoured when presented on the ground that there were no fund in them.
They were also alleged to have received the phone which were said to have stolen from the online shopping Mart.
The Offences according to the prosecutor, Mr. Effiong Asuquo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) are contrary to section 1(1)(a)(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud, and Section 15(1)(a)(ii)(3) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2004, as amended.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Upon their not guilty plea, the prosecutor urged the court to remand them in Prison’s custody pending trial.
The lawyer to the accused persons, Mr. Sunday E. did not oppose the submissions of the prosecution.
Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice AbdulAziz Anka, ordered that the three accused men be remanded in prisons custody, while adjourned till October 10, for trial.