By Chimezie Godfrey
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command has arraigned one Akpu Abraham Akuma on a one count charge bordering on issuance of a dud cheque.
The Head, Media and Publicity,, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement.
He revealed that the arraignment of Akpu Abraham Akuma took place on Wednesday before Justice F.A Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja.
The charge reads, “that you, Akpu Abraham Akuma sometime in 2019 at Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did issue a First Bank Plc cheque with serial number 00306955 dated 30th April, 2019 in the sum of N3,200,000 (Three Million Two Hundred Thousand Naira only) to Aso Savings and Loans Plc which when presented on the 17th day of May, 2019 was returned unpaid on the grounds that no sufficient funds were standing to the credit of the drawer as at the date it was presented and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1)(a) and punishable under Section 1 (1) (b) (i) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Laws of the Federation, 2014”.
Uwujaren added that the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He revealed that Justice Aliyu admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira only) with one surety in like sum. The surety must be a civil servant of not less than Grade Level 10, resides in and owns a property in Abuja.
According to him, the matter was adjourned till October 10, 2022 for commencement of trial.