The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, arraigned a suspect named James Kuve Sughter on a six-count charge bordering on forgery and possession of documents containing false pretence.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade in a statement said the accused was arrested following a report received by the Commission linking him to fraudulent online activities.
The statement reads in part:
“Investigations further revealed that he engaged in sending scam emails to unsuspecting citizens and thereafter, defrauded them of their hard earned money running into millions of naira through Fiverr.com and Payoneer account.
“Sughter was alleged to have falsely impersonated one late Mrs. Akure Mary when he caused the issuance of a voter’s card VIN number 3072030087 in her name as security for the opening of a Paypal account on the internet.
“Investigations further showed that the suspect is living above his means by purchasing porch cars, he does not have a known job yet he is living a flamboyant lifestyle.”
It was gathered that Sughter pleaded not guilty to the charge while Justice Itodo granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum after which the case was adjourned to May 13, for day to day trial.