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Fake FBI commander and another indicted for $2.8 million fraud

Fake FBI commander and one other arraigned for $2.8m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, November 17, arraigned an Ijeboi Dennis and Obade Monday Christian before Judge Abubakar Baba Shani of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Apo, Abuja.

A statement released by the anti-corruption agency says Dennis, (alias Andrew Tran huynh) and Monday, who also claimed to be a commander of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, as well as a diplomatic director, were arraigned on five counts of accusation. bordering on the conspiracy and obtaining the sum of two million eight hundred and twenty two thousand eight hundred and sixty US dollars ($2,822,860.00) by a false pretense.

According to the prosecution, the defendants conspired to defraud a certain Holly Ngo, an American citizen, while posing as American doctors stranded in Afghanistan.

Solicitor for the defendants, ST Sanni, attempted to halt the scheduled arraignment of the defendants today as he informed the court that the defendants had only received the charge and evidence of the evidence on Wednesday 16 November 2022.

But his objection was overruled by the judge, who ruled that the prosecution had complied with Section 35 of the Constitution in producing the defendants in court, and ordered that the arraignment of the defendant proceed. continue.

The second count against the defendants reads

“That you, Ijeboi Dennis (alias Andrew Tran Huynh), Obade Monday Christian (alias FBI Diplomatic Commander/Director), Ekhoguagbon Osazuwa Patrick (alias Patrick Paul) (still at large) and Omage Emmanuel Omole (now deceased) between January 2021 and September 2021, in Abuja, in the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, with intent to defraud, obtained a lump sum of $2,8822,860.00 (Two Million Eight Hundred Twenty Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty US Dollars) of Holy Ngo, a US citizen under the false pretense that you are US doctors stranded in Afghanistan, which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offense contrary to Article 1(1)(a ) advance charges Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offenses Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Given their pleas, prosecution attorney Christopher Mshelia urged the court to set a date for the trial and return the defendants to the custody of a correctional facility. But Sanni urged the court to leave the defendants in the custody of the EFCC pending the decision on their bail application.

Judge Baba Shani remanded the defendants to Suleja Correctional Center and adjourned the case until January 11, 2023 for trial.

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