A man, Kenneth Mbegbu, has been arraigned for an alleged involvement in fraud before a Lagos State Magistrate court, presided over by Magistrate. Aje Afunwa.
The suspect, Kenneth Mbegbu (39), was alleged to have committed the offence sometimes in December, 2015 at Abati George Street, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos state.
He was arraigned on a four-count charge bothering on pretence, forgery and stealing, preferred against him by the police.
The defendant was said to have, with the intent to defraud, forged the signature of Mr. Emmanuel Omon on Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) cheque number 38783516, dated 26 January 2016, with a face value of four million, nine hundred and fifty – three thousand (4,953, 000) naira, which he issued to one Mrs. Eno Udoh, the Managing Director of Speedo Energy Resources Limited, with the intent that it may in any way be used or acted upon as genuine whether in Lagos state or elsewhere.
Kenneth on the same day at the same place, also forged the signature of Edith Mbegbu Omon, on Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) cheque number 38783516, dated 26 January, 2016, having the same face value with the first cheque, which he issued to Mrs. Eno Udoh, the Managing Director of Speedo Resources Limited.
The defendant, who is the Managing Director of Introlink Limited, was further alleged to dishonestly convert the sum of four million, nine hundred and fifty three thousand (4,953,000) naira, being proceed of diesel (AGO) he supplied to various customers of Speedo Energy Resources Limited.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty and he was granted a bail of Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000) with two sureties, whose receipt of payment of tax must be verified and who must have a permanent address in Lagos.
The case was, however, adjourned till 19th September, 2016 for report for service of proof of evidence.