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    Wednesday, 10 August 2016

    APC chieftain docked over N40milion fraud in Lagos

    By Emmanuel Udom

     Dr Taiwo Melumi, leader of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria has been arraigned before a federal high court in Lagos over allege N40million fraud.

    Melumi, a medical doctor and managing director of Funtai Limited, was arraigned before Justice AbdulAziz Anka, Wednesday on a one count charge by the special fraud unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
     The police in a charge marked FHC/L/302c/16, alleged that the APC chieftain, with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtained the sum of N40 million from one Nick Shaiyen, the Managing Director of Whitehall Management Limited.
    He was alleged to have obtained the money from the victim with representation that he sold to him a property known as Unit B9, situated at Funtai Court, 3, Ruxton Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, which he falsely presented to him as being free from all encumbrances.
    The offence, the prosecutor, Ekong Sunday said contravened section 1(1)(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud related Offences Act, 2016. However, APC Senatorial leader pleaded not guilty to the charge.
     Attempt by his lawyer, Olumide Esan, to have his bail application heard could not scale through, as he was unable to present the summon for bail before the court.
    The presiding judge, Justice Anka, consequently ordered that the accused person be remanded in prisons custody, while adjourned the trial till October 6.

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