Oil Licence: Nigerian Claims To Be NNPC GMD, Dupes Korean Of N30 Million
A Kwara State Excessive Courtroom, Ilorin, on Friday, ordered the remand of 1 Jamiu Isiaka, 31, for allegedly impersonating the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria Nationwide Petroleum Cooperation ( NNPC ), Dr. Maikanti Baru and others.
The suspect, with others nonetheless at massive, allegedly used the names of the senior authorities officers to rip-off a South Korean Nationwide, Keun Sig Kim to the tune of N30 million.
He mentioned the defendant dedicated the act with the pretence of getting Kim NNPC approval/advertising and marketing type and licence to purchase crude oil in Nigeria.
The prosecutor mentioned that the defendant thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 1 of the advance price fraud and different associated offences act, 2006 and punishable beneath part 1(3) of the identical Act.
The accused individual pleaded not responsible to the cost.
Justice M Abdulgafar mentioned Isiaka needs to be remanded in Mandala Jail custody till the subsequent adjourned date.
The defendant is dealing with a four-count cost of impersonation, intent to defraud, amongst others.
Abdulgafar adjourned the case till June 19, for trial.
Earlier, the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) prosecuting counsel, Mr. Andrew Akoja, advised the court docket that between April and September 2018, the defendant impersonated Dr Baru, and the Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in addition to different outstanding residents.
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