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EFCC insists Lagos businessman diverted N164m to company account, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has insisted that Fidelis Umukoro, a Lagos businessman, misappropriated monies from A&P Foods Limited.

Umukoro is on trial before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, for alleged N164 million fraud.

The defendant is charged with six counts of conspiracy and theft and has pled not guilty.

T. J. Banjo, lawyer for the EFCC, informed the court that he committed the offence when he was the authorized signatory to the company account.

Banjo said under cross-examination that the cash were moved to Raremax Global Investments Limited and others.

The defendant was a former Managing Director at Raremax, a firm he had an interest.

After the cross-examination, defence counsel, P. O. Ogunnubi, announced he was closing his case.

Umukoro was arraigned on February 11, 2020, alongside Raremax Global Investments Limited.

Justice Dada earlier dismissed the no-case submission as lacking in merit.

The judge adjourned the matter to July 13, 2022, for the “adoption of final written addresses”.

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