The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned an oil marketer, Florence Onojame, on charges of alleged N4.4 billion fraud, News About Nigeria gathered.
Onojame, alongside her company, Emee Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited, appeared before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos Special Offences Court in Ikeja.
The charges brought against Onojame and her company include conspiracy and fraud.
The EFCC’s prosecution counsel, Fatai Mohammed, informed the court that the oil marketer allegedly conspired with others, who are currently at large, to defraud Access Bank Plc of the sum of N4,380,100,000.
According to the EFCC, Onojame fraudulently transferred the money using Primusplus, an electronic banking platform of Access Bank and subsequently moved the said sum to other accounts held with the bank.
The alleged fraudulent activity took place in February 2022 and involved individuals including Chris Nnaji, Captain Robert Aboh, Emenike Vincent Ebulu, and Nuhu Amanabo, who are currently fugitives.
The prosecution stated that the charges against Onojame and her company contravene sections 409, 278, and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. During the arraignment, the defendant pleaded not guilty to all three counts.
In response to the prosecution’s request, Justice Dada ordered that Florence Onojame be remanded in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre.
The court subsequently adjourned the case until October 10 for a bail hearing.