EFCC: How A Vessel Captain Swindled Oil Marketer Of Millions



On Wednesday Ikeja High Court saw a witness from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) testify before the court, on how a vessel captain swindled millions from an oil marketer.

Dahiru, an investigator with the EFCC, said: “Chinweze, an oil marketer, owns and runs a company…”

“Olanipekun claimed to be the handler of a vessel and on Sept. 19, 2014, Chinweze gave him N1.6million to lift crude oil from Nigeria to Ghana.”

“She transferred the money to Olanipekun’s Guarantee Trust Bank, and when he received the money, he avoided Chinweze’s calls.”

Dahiru, in his testimony, told the court that Chinweze got cheated by Olanipekun.

“Sometime in Jan. 2015, Chinweze was finally able to get through to Olanipekun, and he told her that he needed more money for the repair and maintenance of the vessel.”

“She then transferred the sum of N5.5 million to the defendant’s account and ever since he received the money, he avoided any form of contact with the complainant and as a result, she petitioned the EFCC.”

The witness said,  while in a meeting, finally Olanipekun got arrested by the EFCC in Ikoyi and reports say that Olanipekun may face a two-count charge of obtaining money by false pretences and stealing.  The judge adjourned the case to April 18 and May 9 for further trial.

Source: DailyPost Nigeria


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