EFCC Arraigns Tayo Morawo For N4.8m Fraud In Benin


EFCC Arraigns Tayo Morawo For N4.8m Fraud In Benin

The Benin zonal office of EFCC has arraigned one Tayo Morawo before
Justice E. Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta
State on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

Morawo and Kamilu now at large were said to have fraudulently
obtained the sum of N4,811,000 (Four Million, Eight Hundred and Eleven
Thousand Naira) from their victim.

The charge reads: “That you, Tayo Marawo and Mr. Kamilu (now at
large) between 2016 and 2017 in Warri Delta State within the
jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire with yourselves to
commit an offence to wit obtain the aggregate sum of N4,811,000.00 from
Ebuwa Emmanuel Ikemefure by false pretences and thereby committed an
offence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other
Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3)of the
same Act.”

The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charge when it was read to him on Monday, February 25, 2019.

In view of his plea, the prosecuting counsel, Moses Arumemi, asked
the court to fix a date for trial and to remand the defendant in prison
custody as he needed time to respond to the bail application filed by
the defence counsel, E. O. Ajanaku. Justice E. Nwite, thereafter,
adjourned the case to March 18, 2019 for “hearing” and ordered that the
defendant be remanded in prison pending the determination of his bail.