Nigeria woman nabbed by EFCC for Visa fraud

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A woman identified as Mary Senge has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, Abuja. Senge was arraigned on a four-count charge, bothering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.

Count one of the charges reads: “That you Mary Senge on or about the 27th day of July, 2018 within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of N2,765,751(Two Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty–five Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty-one Naira) from John Folefal Abila when you falsely represented yourself as able to procure a Canadian Visa for his brother Lekeaka Gilbert which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) a of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

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The culprit pleaded not guilty, in view of her plea, prosecution counsel, Best Ojukwu prayed the court for a trial date and for the court to remand defendant in prison custody.

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