Tuesday, December 8, 2015

EFCC drags man to court, accused of swallowing $115,000 at the airport

One Onwuasonya Augustine was charged to court on Tuesday by the EFCC for purportedly gulping $115,000 to avoid declaring it to authorities of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

He was charged alongside five other asserted associates, Christian Okoli, Kingsley Nwokenta, otherwise known as Buchito, Nwokenta Emmanuel, Ezenwa Ikenna and Ezenwa Uzoma for the offense of money laundering

The six were accused of four counts before Justice C.J. Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos. The agency claimed that Onwuasonya and the 5 others committed the offense on August 25, 2015, and were caught at Room 303 of a five-star inn in Lagos. The 6th accused, Uzoma, was uniquely accused of the offense of obstructing a NDLEA official, Bello Tsanya, in the release of his duty.

Be that as it may, when the charges were perused to the six accused in court, they all pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor said:

Be that as it may, the counsel for the first to fifth denounced, Mr. Victor Opara, told the court that he had filled bail applications on their behalf expressing that the second litigant had wellbeing issues, which were being dealt with while he was in the authority of the EFCC.

He requested that the court remand all the charged in EFCC care with the goal that they could have simple access to treatment and lawyers.

Justice Aneke adjourned till December 11, 2015, to take the bail applications of the charged and ordered their remand at the Ikoyi Prison.



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