The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has arraigned one David Eddy Akang before Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, on one count charge bordering on theft to the tune of N1 million.
The commission disclosed this in a Friday statement.
The charge reads: “That you David Eddy Akang (male) sometime in May, 2021 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly took out of the possession of Susan Okafor the sum of One Million Naira (N1000, 000.00) only from her account number 0074736651 domiciled at Sterling Bank Plc without her consent and you therefore committed the offence of theft contrary to Section 270(1) Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under Section 271 of the same Law”.
According to the statement, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Based on his plea, the prosecution counsel, N. Salele asked the court to remand the defendant in custody and fix a date for his trial to commence.
But the defence counsel, Ben Churchill pleaded with the court to uphold the administrative bail earlier granted to the defendant when the matter was still being investigated.
Justice Balogun granted the defendant bail in the sum of One Million Naira (N100, 000.000) with two sureties in like sum, who must be resident in Kaduna.
The sureties who must be persons of proven integrity, are to provide their full addresses, the court held.
The case was adjourned till September 29, 2021 for trial.