8th June, 2011
A policeman, ASP Chris Attah, on Tuesday told an Ikeja High Court how an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) official, Davis Ibrahim, allegedly defrauded a complainant, Mrs. Augusta Eleshin.
Attah was testifying at the resumed trial of Ibrahim and an alleged accomplice, Olusegun Somorin before Justice Joseph Oyewole.
Ibrahim, an administrative Officer with the EFCC and Somorin, a GSM repairer, are facing a seven-count charge bothering on conspiracy to obtain N55,000 through pretence, forgery and tendering of false documents.
Led in evidence by the EFCC prosecutor, Mr. Ben Ubi, the witness claimed that the two accused persons demanded N5 million from Eleshin to compromise a purported investigation of her husband.
The witness said Eleshin, a police inspector, had informed him in August 2008 of the petition allegedly given to her by Ibrahim who posed as one Sadiq Bello.
â€œIn the petition which was on the EFCC letter head, they claimed that they were investigating her husband, Saka Odofin, and that she should pay N5 million to stop the investigation.