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Indian National, Professor Arraigned for Billion-Naira Fraud in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned an Indian national, a university professor and a businesswoman for cases of theft and fraud in Lagos on Thursday.

While Chandra Prakash Singh, the Indian national, was arraigned for stealing $200,000 in Lagos, Professor Uche Chigozie Edwin was arraigned for a N1.4 billion fraud case.

In a separate case, businesswoman Portia Emilia was in court for a N110 million fraud case.

“The Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC, on Thursday, March 16, 2023, arraigned an Indian, one Chandra Prakash Singh, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of over Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($200,000). He pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the offence,” the statement read in part.

“In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, B.B. Bala, asked for the defendant’s remand and a date for trial.

“Justice Oweibo remanded the defendant in the correctional facility and adjourned the matter till June 27, 2023, for the commencement of trial.”

There was no more information about the suspect’s victim.

Singh will remain in a correctional facility for the next two months pending trial commencement.

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