BDC operator defrauds
ABureau De Change operator, Jude Muomah, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly defrauding two of his customers of $50.02m and N22m.
It was gathered that Muomah defrauded one Ngozi Ifenyinwa and Ekwueme Onyebuchi of the sums on the pretext of helping them send the money to their customers.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Muomah collected $50.02m from Ifenyinwa on the pretext of sending it to her customers, whose names were given as Moshuri and Campucell, and collected N22m from Onyebuchi ostensibly to send to his suppliers in Dubai.
Muomah was arraigned by the police from the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo on seven counts bordering on stealing and obtaining under false pretences.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, Morufu Animashaun, said Muomah and others at large committed the offences on May 25, 2019, at No. 10 Olawaiye Street, Anifowoshe, Ikeja, Lagos.
Animashaun told the court that Muomah disappeared after defrauding his victims and that when they could not locate him, the victims reported the alleged fraud to his office.
According to Animashaun, the offences contravene sections 8(a) and 1(c) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006 and are punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act and Section 390 (9) of the
• Federal High Court, Lagos