The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recorded a high success in their fight against fraud, cybercrime, and corruption after they arraigned a couple and their company for fraudulent activities.
The offenders identified as Peiter Borremans, a Dutch national who is married to a Nigerian lady, Nkechi Borremans, fraudulently obtained the sum of $330,000 from Jackkyson Multi Services Limited and Alot General Services Limited, around July 31, 2014.
It was gathered that the couple posed to be the owner of a company known as Lagon Trade Limited and deals on marine tanker vessels, were contracted by their victims sometimes in 2014 to supply marine tanker vessels to them.
After an agreement was reached, their victim gave them an initial payment of $330,000 to supply the product after which the remaining payment will be made, but the couple made away with the initial payment and didn't honor the agreement.
The case was reported to the EFCC who after all efforts to contact the offenders for the supply of the product or refund of the advanced payment proves abortive.
The anti-graft agency who has to be on the trail of the couple were able to arrest and prosecute them With the help of credible intelligence gathering.
After investigation, the couple was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on two-count charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by pretense.
Prosecuting counsel, N.A. Dodo told the court that the offense is contrary to Section 1(1) (a) and (2) of the advanced fee fraud and other fraud-related offenses Act 2006, and prayed the court to commence trials into the case.
However, the defendants, Peiter and Nkechi pleaded not guilty after hearing the charges against them.
Meanwhile, the presiding judge, Justice E.A. Obile order to remand the defendants in EFCC custody while he adjourns the case until March 31, 2021, for a further trial of the case.
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