The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on Tuesday May 13, 2014 arraigned Daniel Solomon and Adams Paul before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court Kaduna on 6-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, counterfeiting, conspiracy and cheating.
The accused persons are alleged to have hoodwinked one Boniface Chukwu into parting with various sums of money amounting to N12.5 million under the pretense of doubling the said money.
One of the charge reads, “that you Daniel Solomon, Adamu Admas Paul (AKA Paul Waje) and Sani (now at large) between 1st January, 2010 to 23rd May, 2012 in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court Kaduna with intent to defraud represent yourselves to Boniface Chukwu as possessing the power of doubling or otherwise increasing the sum of N500, 000, 000 (Five Hundred Million Naira ) and in the process collect the sum N12, 500, 000 (Twelve Million Five Hundred Naira ) from him and therefore committed an offence contrary to section 2(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section2(c) of the same Act”.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.
Thereafter, the prosecuting counsel, Sa’ad Hanafi Sa’ad asked the court to fix a date for hearing and urged the court to remand the accused persons in prison custody.
The defence counsel, Victor Mark, told the court that he had filed an application for bail for his clients.
Justice Anyadike adjourned the case to 16th and 17th June for hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial while ordering that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody.
Media & Publicity
14th May, 2014