The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged Francis Onuegbu, an Abuja-based minister, before a government capital domain, federal capital territory (FCT) high court for supposed fraud.
Onuegbu was arraigned before the court on three count charges of alleged falsification of land documents “with the intent to defraud”. The EFCC accused him and one Oluwatosin Olowu, who is reportedly at large, of committing the offence in 2003.
The blamed argued not blameworthy to every one of the charges after which Eucharia Nwankpa, his direction, documented an application for safeguard.
She told the court the respondent had paid a progression of visits to the commission since January when the case was opened and has additionally been on authoritative safeguard from the commission.
Aliyu Usman, the EFCC counsel, be that as it may, contradicted the safeguard application. He requested that the judge falter some time to empower the commission time to react to the application.
A. I. Kutigi, the managing judge, in any case, rejected his restriction and allowed the respondent a safeguard of N5 million and one surety in like entirety who must be a government worker, not underneath the evaluation level 10.
He along these lines deferred till October 14 for further hearing.