The EFCC has charged the phony president’s CSO with N200 million fraud.
Titus Joshua, who purported to be the President’s Chief Security Officer, has been charged with fraud.
He was brought before Justice S.M.Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Benin by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A five-count allegation of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretense was filed against the suspect.
Joshua is accused of defrauding his victims out of over N200 million while claiming to assist them in obtaining top management jobs at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
According to one of the counts, Joshua fraudulently collected N12,216,000 from one Engineer James Igbinosun at Orhionmwon Local Government between August 10, 2018 and September 30, 2021.
He stated the funds were used to help Igbinosun apply for the position of NDDC Managing Director.
The offence is penalized under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, which violates Section 1(1)(b).
When the charge was read to him, the defendant pled not guilty.
Ibrahim Mohammed, the prosecutor’s lawyer, asked the court to set a trial date and remand Joshua.
Shuauibu postponed the hearing on the defendant’s bail application to May 30, 2022, and detained him at the Correctional Service.