EFCC Arraigns Suspected Native Doctor for N5.6m Fraud

The
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, March 7,
2017 arraigned one Clement Joseph alias Dr. Omale, before Justice O. A.
Otaluka of the FCT High Court sitting in Lugbe, Abuja on a 7-count
charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of
N5.6million.

Joseph
and his accomplices who are currently on the run allegedly connived and
fraudulently defrauded one Bola Akintola of the said sum under the
pretext of having a mystical power to deliver her of untimely death.
The
offence is contrary to Section 8 (a) and 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud
and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, and punishable under Section
1(3) of the same Act.
Particulars of Count Seven of the charge read:
“Clement
Joseph (Alias Dr. Omale), Mr. Paul (at large), Mr. Papa (at large), Mr.
Ifeanyi (at large) and Mrs. Ments (at large) on or about the 29th day
of June 2016 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court
with the intent to defraud obtained the sum of N1,000,000.00 (One
Million Naira only) from Mrs. Bola Akintola under the false pretence
that you are a native doctor/ herbalist and the money was required for
the purchase of materials for the cleansing of blood money contained in a
polythene (Ghana Must Go) bag to prevent the untimely death of Mrs.
Bola Akintola which representation you knew to be false.”
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In
view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Elizabeth Alabi asked the court to
fix a date for trial and urged the court to remand the defendant in
prison custody pending trial.
Justice Otaluka adjourned to March 23, 2017 for commencement of trial.
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