EFCC arraigns man over fraudulent N5 million bank transfer

Oluwaseun allegedly defrauded a company of the money by sending fraudulent electronic messages to a bank.

The EFCC in Lagos, on Monday, arraigned a suspected Internet fraudster, Ogungbile Oluwaseun, on a two-count charge bordering on unauthorised access to computer materials to the tune of N10m.

The defendant allegedly defrauded a company, Cenoux Express Limited, of the money by sending fraudulent electronic messages to Guaranty Trust Bank, thereby facilitating the payment of the money into his own account.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Ogungbile Oluwaseun (a.k.a Emmanuel Oluwaseun), on or about the 19th day of April, 2012, at Lagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, intentionally caused a computer to perform unauthorised access to a programmed data held by Guaranty Trust Bank, wherein you sent fraudulent electronic messages to Guaranty Trust Bank causing a fraudulent transfer of the sum of N5m from account No. 5012272664110 belonging to Cenoux Express to your own account.”

Oluwaseun pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Consequently, Justice O. A.Williams of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja adjourned the case to March 19, 2018 for hearing of the bail application and ordered that the defendant be returned to the EFCC custody.

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