The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 arraigned Akinluyi Akintunde (a.k.a Akin Cindy) before Justice Bolaji Yusuf of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan on a two count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and possession of documents containing false pretence contrary to Sections 6, 8(b) and 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 0f 2006.
Akintunde allegedly obtained the sum of $450.00(Four Hundred and Fifty USD) from one Robert Jackson via Western Union Money Transfer and another $6,450,000.00 (Six million, Four Hundred and Forty UDS) through false documents.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Count two of the charge reads: “Akinluyi Akintunde( a.k.a Akin Cindy) on or about the 12th October, 2011 at Ogbomosho within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud had in your possession documents containing false pretences, to wit: an air travelling regulation purportedly issued by the Ministry of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a drug free certificate for the sum of $5,000,000.00( Five Million United States Dollars) in favour of one Stan Wills Chevron Oil & Gas Company purportedly issued by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, two revenue collector’s statement for the sum of $1,450,000.00( One Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) purportedly issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria in favour of one Stanley Woodley and Stan Wils, three contract award certificates purportedly issued by Chevron Oil & Gas plc in favour of Frank David, Stanley Wils and Stanley Dreckley and draft e-mails.
“That you, Akinluyi Akintunde sometime between January 2011 and December 2011 at Ogbomosho within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $450.00 from Robert Jackson , via Western Union Money Transfer under the false pretence that you were a lady which representation you knew to be false”.
Prosecution counsel, Gbolahan K. Latona asked the court for a trial date and to remand the suspect in prison custody. However, defense counsel, Olusegun Jaiyeola, prayed the court to grant his client bail, stressing that his offences are bailable.
Justice Yusuf however remanded the accused person in prison and adjourned the matter till March 20, 2013 for hearing of bail applications.