Nigerian Pilot, Businessman Defrauds Kuwaiti Of $5 Million


According to The Nation, an Ikeja Special Offences Court heard on Tuesday how a businessman, Victor Uadiale and a pilot, Captain Everest Nnaji allegedly defrauded a Kuwait citizen, Tawfeeq A. Al-Omar, in the tune of $5 million.

They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on an amended three-count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 8(a) and 1(3) of the advance fee fraud and other fraud-related offences act before Justice Mojisola Dada.

The antigraft agency said that the duo committed the alleged offences between April 22 and October 12, 1998.

They were alleged to have collected the money from All-Omar under the pretence of making payment for Urea phosphate fertilizer.

The EFCC alleged that defendants falsely claimed that the fertilizer was to be procured from National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) Port Harcourt and Bonny Light Crude oil.

EFCC prosecution witness, Daniel Galadima, told the court that the commission recovered some documents, during the course of the investigation, allegedly used to carry out the purported criminal activity.

Galadima, an investigation officer, while being led in evidence by the EFCC Counsel, I.A Mohammad, said that the documents recovered were purported to have emanated from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) and the Federal High Court.