A Federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered that a Lagos business man AHMAD AMINU NASIDI should be arrested for failure to appear before the court for arraignment on charge of obtaining money by false pretence.
When the case was mentioned, the Police prosecuting counsel from Legal/Prosecution section of Federal Criminal investigation Department Annex Alagbon Ikoyi Lagos, Barrister Abdulraman Ilyas told the court that since the charge was filed against the defendant,he has absconded abroad, therefore urged the court to issue bench warrant for his arrest.
In aceeding to the request of Barrister Ilyas, the presiding Judge Mohammed Liman issued bench warrant for his arrest.
The two count charge filed before the court against the defendant stated thus:
That you AHMAD AMINU NASIDI ‘M’ and others now at large on or about sometimes in the month of November 2016,at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this court did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences. Act,2006.
That you,AHMAD AMINU NASIDI ‘M’ and others now at large on or about sometimes in the month of November,2016,at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this court did with intent to defraud, fraudlently obtained the sum of N68,450,000 from one Chukwudi Chukelu under the pretence that you have its equivalent United State of American Dollars which you know you don’t have and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 1(1)(a)(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act,2006.
Justice Liman has adjourned till 16th of April,2021 when the prosecutor is expected to produce the defendant for arraignment.