Published On: Wed, Jan 18th, 2017

Lagos man cons South African firm millions

kelloggLAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’s commercial crimes body , the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a Lagos man and his company for defrauding a South African company to the tune of over US$ 935 000 (R 12651375.06).
Chris Ifeorah and his company, Wigmore Trading Limited, appeared at the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining goods by false pretence.
The accused person allegedly obtained some fast-moving food items worth $935 971 on credit from the complainant, the Kellogg Company of South Africa (Pty) Limited (Kellogg’s SA) in 2015.
The complainant further alleged that the accused person, who promised to repay within three months, became elusive after receiving the items.
Ifeorah pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.
in view of the plea, prosecution counsel, Muritala Said Usman, asked the court for a trial date and prayed that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
Counsel to the defendant, Maduka Ken Nwanna, told the court that there was a pending application for bail.
Consequently, Justice Nicol-Cray has adjourned the case to January 24 for hearing of the bail application and ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody.
CAJ News

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