The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed an alleged $6.7m Fraud against the telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, before a Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja.
In the one count filed before Justice Olushola Williams, ‘Globacom Ltd and its Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni sometime in 2008 in Lagos, with intent to defraud, induced Emitac Mobile Solutions LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates to confer a benefit on you by permitting Emitac Mobile Solutions LLC to provide you with Blackberry solutions services, valued at USD 6,786,674.64 on the understanding that the benefit will be paid for, which pretence you knew to be false.’
The EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Mr Anselem Ozioko, who signed the charge sheet, claimed that the firm and Israni acted contrary to Section 1(2)(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.
Two prosecution witnesses from Emitac Mobile Solutions Ltd, who came in from Dubai, were in court to testify against the defendants.
The arraignment of the defendants was however stalled as they were not present in court neither were they represented by any lawyers
The prosecutor, however, told the judge that the EFCC would intensify efforts to produce the defendants at the next adjourned date especially Israni, who had been granted an administrative bail by the anti-graft agency.
Justice Williams has adjourned till May 15 for the arraignment of the defendants.
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