EFCC Arraigns Legislator Usman Ambaka For N90m Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 arraigned one Isa Usman Ambaka before Justice Olasumbo Olajumoke Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on a 6-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, criminal breach of trust and forgery.
According to the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Ujuawaren, Ambaka is alleged to have falsely claimed ownership of Plot No. 6 Cadastral Zone B15 Sector Centre A FCT, Abuja in a bid to defraud one Enoch Anzaku, the director of Enzo Integrated Concept Limited to the tune of N90million.
The offence is in breach of 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.
Count one of the charge reads:
“That you, Isa Usman Ambaka, sometime in January, 2011 in Abuja within the Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja with intent to defraud obtained the sum of Ninety Million Naira (N90, 000, 000) from Enoch Anzaku, the Director of Enzo Integrated Concept Limited for the sale of Plot No. 6 Cadastral Zone B15 Sector Centre A FCT Abuja which you falsely claimed belonged to you, a claim you knew to be false and thereby committed an offense 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.
The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
In view of his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Fatsuma Mohammed asked the court for a date for trial.
Counsel to the accused person, G. U. Nwaneri urged the court to grant the accused bail on compassionate ground.
Justice Goodluck admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N10million with two sureties in like sum. The sureties may be civil servants not below salary grade level 12 or two business men within the FCT.
The case has been adjourned to February 21 – 22, 2017 for trial.