Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos has declared the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma wanted for fraud.
Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma has failed to appear in court for 5th proposed arraignment. He was nowhere to be found to take his plea in the charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Chukwuma, alias Innoson is standing trial in a matter between his company and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Dada had declared the automobile boss wanted, granting the request of Mr Anselem Ozioko, the lead prosecuting counsel of the EFCC.
The EFCC alleged that the defendants with intent to defraud; conspired to obtain by false pretences containers of motorcycle, spare parts and raw materials, a property of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) from Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, Apapa, Lagos.
They are alleged to have fraudulently induced staff of Mitsui OSK and Maersk Line to deliver to them via their clearing agents the goods which were imported from China in the name of GTB by falsely pretending that they were authorised by the bank to clear the goods.
The offences breached Sections 1(1)(b), 1(3), and 8(a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2016 and Sections 309(9), 388, 465 and 467(1)(j) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2003.