18th October, 2018
A 25-year-old man, Samson Olujobi, was on Wednesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge bordering on engaging in computer phishing and fraudulent possession of the sum of 400 dollars.
Olujobi was arraigned before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court, in Lagos.
The accused, who was not represented by a lawyer, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Obiozor, who ordered the remand of the accused in prison, adjourned the the case until Nov. 7 for trial.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mrs Zainab Ettu, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 28, 2017, in Lagos.
The prosecutor had prayed the court for a trial date, and moved for a remand of the accused.
Olujobi is alleged to have fraudulently obtained the sum of 400 dollars from one Audrey Frank, by falsely representing to her that he is an American by name Frank Maurice Trudel, engaged in mining activities in Nigeria.
According to the prosecution, the representation, said to be false, contravene the provisions of Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.
The accused is also alleged to have intentionally engaged in computer phishing and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 32 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015.