EFCC arraigns man for Canadian visa scam
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a fraud suspect, Raphael Otobo.
Otodo was docked before Justice C. A. Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State.
The defendant is accused of defrauding Kenneth Asuma Osaghe of N1million under the false pretense of helping him to secure a Canadian visa.
The offence was contrary to section 1(1)(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act,2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.
Otobo pleaded “not guilty” to the three count charge preferred against him.
The prosecution counsel, I. K. Agwai asked the court for a trial date and to also remand the defendant at a Correctional Facility.
The defence counsel, Emmanuel Izegaegbe prayed the court to grant the defendant bail, stating that the alleged offences were bailable.
Justice Obiozor granted Otobo bail in the sum of N1million with one surety in like sum.
The surety must be resident in Benin and own a landed property within the jurisdiction of the court.
The judge also ordered the defendant and the surety to submit two passport photographs and adjourned till June 14.
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