An Ikeja particular Offences Court docket yesterday remanded the proprietor of a ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ coaching faculty in Lagos, Chinedu Frank, in jail custody.
Frank is standing trial earlier than Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo over an alleged $20,000 fraud
He’s dealing with a seven-count cost of acquiring cash by false pretence and possession of fraudulent paperwork introduced towards him by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, (EFCC).
He pleaded not responsible.
EFCC prosecuting counsel, Samuel Daji thereafter requested the court docket for a trial date.
Justice Taiwo granted his request and adjourned the matter until September 17.
She additionally ordered the defendant to be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons custody.
Earlier, Daji, had advised the court docket that the defendant dedicated the offences someday in 2018 and on Could 24, in Lagos.
The EFCC alleged that Frank fraudulently obtained the sum of $20, 000 property of Han-Yong Ja on the illustration that he’s a United States Military officer stationed in Iraq.
Frank was additionally alleged to have in his possession a number of fraudulent paperwork titled: “3rd Billing Flight; Certificate of Retirement” and ‘Alternative Format”.
The defendant was additionally alleged to have falsely represented himself as a Main-Normal Davis Lucas of the American Military.
It could be recalled that the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC) had on Could 22, arrested Frank alongside eight college students of the unnamed coaching centre situated at 14, Animashaun Avenue, Progressive Property, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, whereas receiving lectures in web fraud actions.
Gadgets recovered from them embrace 9 laptops, 16 cellphones, an Airtel modem, Orange Wifi and one Toyota Camry marked EPE406FN.
The NSCDC handed him to the EFCC alongside eight college students recognized as Ahmed Musa, 24; Desmond Eze, 29; Preye Kingsley, 23; Benjamin Irabor, 21; Benjamin Opah, 19; Akapo Prosper, 22; Harmless Paul, 20 and Olamide Edun, 20.