Police docks Estate Agent for allegedly defrauding Ojukwu’s Company

By Tony Edike on 24/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,687


An estate agent, Mr. Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine, has been arraigned before a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding Ojukwu Transport Ltd to the tune of N182 million.

Omuojine was arraigned by the Inspector General of Police on a 10-count charge before Justice Hakeem Oshodi.

The charges against the defendant include stealing by fraudulent conversion, obtaining money by false pretences and forgery.

The Police allege that Omuojine, who is said to be Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu's agent and others at large, while operating under the name and style of Omuojine & Associates between 2007 and 2010, conspired to steal money collected as rents from tenants, on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd.

The defendant was accused of collecting the sum of N44 million as rent from West African Offshore Ltd on January 22, 2007, on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd, and fraudulently converted the money for his own use and benefit.

The charge sheet with the suit No: ID/29500/2016 read in part: Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine and others at large, while operating under the name and style of Omuojine & Associates, on or about the 22nd day of January, 2007 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N44 million from West African Offshore Ltd by falsely representing to the said West Africa Offshore Ltd, through its officers, that you were estate agent of Ojukwu Transport Ltd and that you were authorised to collect the said rent on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd, which representation you knew to be false or did not believe to be true.

“Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine and others at large on or about the 10th day of September, 2007 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did collect the sum of N10 million as rent from Scott's Cottage Ltd, on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd, and fraudulently converted same to your own use and benefit.

“Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine and others at large on or about the 6th day of April, 2009 in Lagos, within the the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did collect the sum of N6.5 million as rent from Scott's Cottage Ltd, on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd, and fraudulently converted same to your own use and benefit.

“Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine and others at large on or about the 10th day of September, 2007 in Lagos, within the the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did collect the sum of N7.5 million as rent from Unity Bank Plc vide Cheque No. 02044052 on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd, and fraudulently converted same to your own use and benefit.

“Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine and others at large sometime in 2015 in Lagos, within the the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did collect the sum of N8 million as rent from Scott's Cottage Ltd, on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd, and fraudulently converted same to your own use and benefit.

“Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine and others at large between 23rd September, 2004 and 9th March, 2005 in Lagos, within the the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did collect the sum of N100 million as rent from Diplomat Investment Ltd, on behalf of Ojukwu Transport Ltd, and fraudulently converted same to your own use and benefit."

The Police also accused Omuojine of forging a document titled "Re: Ojukwu Transport Ltd Properties Under Your Management", purporting same to have been made by one Stephen Edeh, "Secretary" to Ojukwu Transport Ltd.

According to the Police, the offences committed by the defendant, are contrary to Sections 516, 390(8), 419, 285(9)(C) of the Criminal Code of Lagos State Cap C17 Vol 2 of 2003

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In view of his plea, Police counsel, Mr. Emmanuel Jackson, asked the court to remand the defendant in prison custody and fix a trial date.

Defence counsel however, opposed the application by the Police counsel, and urged the court to grant his client bail on self recognisance.

Ruling on the bail application, Justice Oshodi granted the defendant bail on self recognisance in the sum of N5 million with two sureties in like sum.

The Judge also ordered the defendant to deposit his International Passport with the court, and fixed trial for March 12, 2018.

Posted 24/01/2018 04:58:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Germany ready to repatriate over 30,000 illegal Nigerian...

Death threats: APC backs El-Rufai, says foreigners are...

DSS arrests sacked Ganduje’s aide for demanding Buhari’s...

I’ve raped 50 women, robbed 100 houses –...

South West under Fulani herdsmen siege, PDP cries...

384 out of 802 returnees from Saudi Arabia...

How 18-year-old boy allegedly killed brother’s identical twins...

Coronavirus: UNTH Enugu nurses run away from woman...

Probe SARS Commander’s involvement in poll infractions, Rivers...

Festus Odimegwu drags alleged lover to court over...

Police discover decapitated, burnt body of IPOB/ESN Juju...

Declare bandits, herdsmen, kidnappers terrorists, group urges Fed...

 

Latest News Nigeria under Buhari at mercy of bandits, terrorists – UK Parliament Army recruitment: Zulum approves N12.8m support for 641 Borno candidates US lawmakers stop $875m defence equipment sale to Nigeria FG lines up N36bn for COVID-19 third wave, 4,261 cases recorded in 30 days Bandits’ kingpins seek amnesty as military offensive hits forest camps U.S. court dismisses Obi ‘Invictus’ (Obinwanne Okeke’s) appeal, 10 years jail term stays Presidency administers oath of secrecy on Aso Rock staff 7 Naval Officers abducted in Edo Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of homicide case Hushpuppi Pleads guilty to money laundering charge, faces 20 years in Prison Bauchi govt begins census of prostitutes Olympics: Ten Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (138,882 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (132,444 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (132,444 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (132,443 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (132,443 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (132,442 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (132,442 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (132,438 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (130,452 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (129,249 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (107,497 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (105,536 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (143) EDITORIAL (17) NEWS (6,075) POLITICS (491) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (49) BUSINESS (363) HEALTH (53) EDUCATION (47) ENTERTAINMENT (42) INTERNATIONAL (165) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (35)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.