TERRORISM, FRAUD Charge: Federal High Court Anambra, Remands Bizman

... Talibabaa <Awka>

A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, has remanded a business man, one Sunday Chukwuemeka Ekwueme (Sunny Bigman) in Police custody over alleged offence of conspiracy, fraud, terrorism, as well as willful malicious destructions of private properties with armed thugs at Umueze Ogwogwu village in Oba, Idemili South local government area of the State.

Justice Hyeladzira Ngajiwa who remanded Ekwueme after listening to the charges brought before him by legal team of the Police Zone 13, Ukpo Anambra State, in the case between Inspector General of Police, Sunday Chukwuemeka Ekwueme and S. Bigman Multi-Business Concept, charge No. FNC/Awka/135/2022.

When the 22 counts charge were read to Ekwueme, he pleaded not guilty; however, the Judge ordered him to remain in Police custody till January 25, 2023, for ruling on his bail application. 

Some of the counts charge read: "Sunday Chukwuemeka Ekwueme 'm' on 12th day of November 2022 at Jesus Favour Estate, Ogwugwu Oba in Anambra State, did conspire to commit felony to wit; obtaining money under false pretense and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8 (a) and punishable under section 1 (3) of the Advance fee fraud and other related offences Act 2006.

"That you and other at large on the same date, place, while surrounding yourself with armed thugs, did willfully and unlawfully use caterpillar and bulldozer to destroy dwelling house and wall fence value yet to be estimated, a private property of Oranusi Chukwuemeka to endanger human life and which result in major economic loss to Mr. Oranusi and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 2 (iii) and punishable under section (b) of the terrorism prevention and prohibition Act, LFN 2022. 

"That you and other at large on the same date, place, did by false pretenses and with intent to defraud obtain from Jesus Estate Landlord Association, whose patron is Chief Michael Uzoeto the sum of N11 million by pretending that the Anambra State Government have allocated all the land at the said estate to you and that if they pay the said amount, you will re-allocate it to them, an action you knew to be false and there is no truth in it and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 1(i) (a) (c) (3) of the Advance fee fraud and other fraud related offenses Act 2006" among other counts charge.

Recall that Sunny Ekwueme an Anambra State born businesssman, Sunny Bigman, as fondly called had sometime last year 2022 engaged the services of some deadly looking thugs, armed with dangerous weapons, to destroy building apartment belonging one Mr Oranusi Chukwuemeka thereby causing him and the family members so much pain and shock, resulting into untold hardship and serious health complications. Investigatorsnews shall continue to monitor unfolding developments on the matter ■END.

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