On Monday, February 16, 2015 EFCC arraigned one Imeh Albert Akpan, director of Commodore Aviation Services before Justice D. K Senchi of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja, on a two-count accuse bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by trick.
Akpan allegedly changed the sum of N25 million meant to be used as security for a loan obtained from a new generation bank to individual use.
According to the complainant, the suspect lured him into investing his monies on a project that was not possible. He confirmed that all efforts to recover his money were unsuccessful.
Count one of the charge reads: “that you, Imeh Albert Akpan, being the director of Commodore Aviation Services, a short time in July 2004 dishonestly transformed to your own use the sum of N25 million being proceeds of a Platinum Bank Cheque No. 0093207 that was meant to be used as a security for a loan, issued by Samha Dayekh for and on behalf of Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu and you thereby committed an offence different to Section 311 of the Penal Code Law Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 312 of the same Law.”
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not responsible.
In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Fatima A. Gwaram urged the court to fix a date for trial to commence. Justice Senchi admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N10m (ten million naira) and two surety in like sum.
The case has been adjourned to April 14, 2015 for hearing.