The economic and financial Crimes commision on Wednesday arraigned one Dr. Vincent Anyigor and his firm, Vanyigor Ideas Restricted, earlier than Justice M. A. Liman of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 25 counts bordering on conspiracy, forgery and acquiring cash by false pretenses to the tune of $629,287.
The EFCC stated in a press release that the sufferer, who’s an American, alleged that someday in October 2010, he paid the sum of $629,287 to Dr. Anyigor for the availability of six million barrels of Bonny Mild crude oil and that until date he had but to obtain the merchandise or get a refund of his cash.
Anyigor is alleged to be the chief of a syndicate and parades himself as a global operator within the oil and gasoline sector
The defendant pleaded not responsible when the cost was learn to him.
In view of his plea, counsel for the EFCC, U. R. Ewoh, requested the courtroom for a date for trial. Nonetheless, counsel for the defendant Chief Chuks Muom (SAN), urged the court docket to grant his shopper bail because the alleged offence is bailable.
Justice Liman granted the defendant bail within the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum.
Every of the sureties should personal a landed property value N50m inside the jurisdiction of the court docket.
The court docket bailiff is to confirm the property. The defendant can be to deposit his passport with the court docket registrar.
The defendant is to be remanded in jail custody, pending the perfection of his bail.
The case was adjourned until January 18, 2017 for trial.
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