In Abuja: EFCC arraigns developer over Maitama alleged property fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Joseph Idakho alongside his company, Zamtrac Management and City Investment Limited for alleged conspiracy, forgery and criminal breach of trust.

According to dailypost, The duo were made to appear before Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, Jabi, Abuja.

He allegedly defrauded one Hajiya Halima Babangida in a real estate development transaction that went awry.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said this in a statement in Abuja.

But after the charges were read, the defendant reportedly pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The prosecuting counsel, Offem I. Uket, asked for a trial date and prayed the court to remand the defendant in Nigerian Correctional Service custody, pending the commencement of trial.

However, the defence counsel, J. A. Atanawhemera, moved an oral bail application for his client.

In his ruling, Justice Senchi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1, 000,000 with two sureties, who must have landed properties in Abuja, with Certificate of Occupancy.

He also ordered that the sureties must be residents of Abuja, and adjourned the matter to January 16, 2020 for trial.

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