The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office, on Tuesday, arraigned one Ann Ogbole and her company, Henot Global Business Limited on a two-count charge of alleged issuance of dud cheque.
She was arraigned before Justice S. O. Itodo of the Benue State High Court, sitting in Makurdi.
The Head of Public Affairs, Nwanyinma Okeanu, in a statement said the office of the zonal head, EFCC Makurdi received a petition from a complainant against Mrs. Ann Ogbole alleging that she entered into an agreement with the suspect to finance a contract she was awarded.
The complainant alleged that he made a contribution to the sum of Three Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N3,200,000) towards the execution of the project and that, the suspect issued him a Dud Cheque of the said amount which was returned unpaid.
He said attempts to persuade the suspect to honour their agreement personally and through several responsible persons yielded no fruits.
The accused, however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charges were read to her.
Prosecution counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua, asked for a trial date and urged the Court to remand the accused in prison custody.
However, the accused counsel, E. C. A. Hundu, told the court that he has a bail application before the Court and urged the Court to grant his client bail.
Justice Itodo granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 only with two Sureties in like sum insisting that they must show evidence of three year tax clearance.
The Sureties must reside in Makurdi township and submit their two recent passport photograph. The case was adjourned to June 10 and 11 2019 for trial.