Alleged N84m Fraud: EFCC To Arraign Edrian Osagie Days After Siege At Court

A file photo of the suspect, Edrian Osagie.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a suspect, Edrian Osagie, two days after its operatives kept a vigil at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

According to documents obtained by Channels Television on Wednesday, Osagie is charged with two counts bordering on fraud and stealing to the tune of N84 million.

The suspect is to be arraigned before Justice Serifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja.

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In the first count, the EFCC accused Osagie of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Sections 1(1) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.

He was alleged to have obtained N84 million ‘with intent to defraud’ one Mark David Umeh on the false representation that he had three Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for sale in September 2019, knowing fully well that his claim was false.

The anti-graft agency, in the second count, accused the suspect of stealing contrary to Sections 278 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, No 11, 2011.

“Edrian Osagie Ididia between the 13th day of September 2019 and the 29th day of October 2019 at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly stole and converted to your own use, the sum of N84,000,000 (eighty-four million naira only) property of Mr Mark David Umeh,” the particulars of offence read.