NigeriaCybercrime: EFCC Re-arraigns First Marina Trust Ex-employees

Cybercrime: EFCC Re-arraigns First Marina Trust Ex-employees


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned two former staff of First Marina Trust Ltd., before the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court for identity theft and cybercrime.

The EFCC charged Adeyemi Oluwaseun and Suleiman Yusuf with conspiracy to commit identity theft, impersonation and cybercrime.

They were first arraigned in June 2018, before Justice Chuka Obiozor and were granted bail.


However, following a transfer of Mr. Obiozor from the Lagos division, the defendants were on Thursday, re-arraigned before a new judge, Tijani Ringim.

They still pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Following a bail application moved by the defence, Mr Ringim allowed the defendants to continue on their earlier bail.

The court then fixed October 17 for the continuation of trial.

The EFCC counsel Emeka Omenwa told the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 22, 2016, in Lagos.

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He alleged that the defendants, being employees of First Marina Trust Ltd, conspired to steal the identity of Lanre Ishola.

He alleged that having the intent to obtain N14.7 million from the financial institution, both defendants impersonated Mr Ishola, using a computer system.

The prosecutor said the defendants also altered the email address of Mr Ishola for fraudulent purposes.

The anti-graft agency told the court that on May 3, 2016, the defendants altered the email ID of Ohamuo Chimezie, in a bid to deceive the public.



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