Alleged N32m Fraud: Executives Of College Of Education Warri Cooperatives Docked

By Francis Etuko

Abuja (Precise Post) – Emeka Nwite of the Federal sitting in Warri, Delta State has ordered the remand in correctional custody of Afure Anomioghene Joe, Monica Ossai, Akpiten Natty Onyisi and Okeleza Isaac for allegedly for alleged N32 million .

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Benin Zonal Office on Tuesday February 2, 2021 arraigned the trio defendants who are executives of College of Education Warri Non-Academic Multipurpose Cooperative Society were arraigned on a 16 count charge for allegedly converting N32 million belonging to the to their personal use.

The Commission disclosed this via it’s twitter handle said one of the charges against them reads: “That you Afure Anomioghene Joe being the President of College of Education Warri Non-Academic Multipurpose Cooperative , Monica Ossai being Treasurer, College of Education Warri Non-Academic Multipurpose Cooperative , Okeleza Isaac being Financial Secretary, College of Education Warri Non-Academic Multipurpose Cooperative Society on or about 1st June 2012, in Warri within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did transfer the sum of N2,000,000.00 (two million naira) only from the Union Bank Account of College of Education Warri Non-Academic Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Warri into an account domicile at First Bank Plc operated by Mukoro Samuel which such fund you knew forms part of the proceeds of an act to wit: , and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(b) of the (Prohibition)Act, 2011 (as amended by the (Prohibition)Amendment Act 2012) and punishable under Section 15(3)of the same Act”.

All the defendants pleaded “not guilty” when the charges were read to them.

In view of their plea, the counsel, Ibrahim Mohammed prayed the court to fix a date for trial and to remand the defendants in custody.

Nwite adjourned the case to April 28, 2021 for trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded at the , Sapele, Delta State.

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