by linda ikeji
A man identified as Monday Segun has been arraigned before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court in Benue State by the Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges bordering on identity fraud.
Segun who was arraigned on charges of alleged bank account fraud, obtaining money by false pretence, conspiracy and online scam, reportedly confessed to opening several accounts with different banks using different names and selling them with the ATM cards to other categories of fraudsters.
The suspect revealed that he sold five of such accounts at the cost of N25,000 each to fraudsters, an offence punishable under Section 35 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.
While Segun pleaded not guilty to the charges, prosecution counsel, Mary Onoja asked the court for a trial date and to remand the accused in a correctional centre pending his trial. The defence counsel however made an oral application for his bail.
Justice Olajuwon admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to December 9, 2020.