EFCC files fraud charge against Innoson, accuses industrialist of obtaining containers of motorcycles spare parts by false pretences

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a fraud charge against the Chief Executive of Innoson Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma, his company, and his brother, Charles Chukwuma.
The charge was dated November 30, 2017 and filed at a Lagos High Court.
In the case, the EFCC is accusing Innoson of obtaining containers of motorcycles spare parts by false pretences between 2009 and July 2011 in Lagos “with intent to defraud”.
The goods, said to be property of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, were allegedly obtained from Mitsui O.S.K Lines Limited in Apapa, Lagos State.
The anti-graft agency claims that Innocent Chukwuma and Charles Chukwuma, “with intent to defraud induced the staff of Mitsui O.S.K and Maersk Line Limited to deliver” to them through their clearing agents, the motor cycle spare parts, moulds of spare parts and steel structures and raw materials called polyvinlchlorid, imported from China.
The charge said the accused falsely pretended that they were authorised by GTB to clear the goods and take delivery of them.

 

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