One of the charges stated: “that you Sunny Idehen, whilst being the Account Officer of PAL-JUF Investment Limited in Equity Bank (now Access Bank) on or about the 15th day of July 2002 in Lagos , with intent to defraud, stole and fraudulently converted the sum of N500,000 from PAL-JUF Investment Limited Account Number 0160362634001 domiciled in Equity Bank (now Access Bank) property of PAL-JUF Investment Limited “.
An accountant in Lagos has found himself languishing in a jail after he was found out to have committed a grievous offence.
Justice Hakeem Oshodi has ordered an accountant, Sunny Idehen, to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison for alleged N1.079 milion fraud.
Idehen would remain in prison custody pending commencement of his trial.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday arraigned Idehen before the court on a three – count charge bordering on stealing and diversion of funds to the tune of N1, 079,000.00.
EFCC prosecutor, Mrs Zanaib Ettu told the court that the defendant allegedly defrauded PAL-JUF Investment Company Limited by converting the company’s money to personal use.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In view of his not guilty plea, prosecuting counsel, Mrs Ettu asked the court for trial date and to remand the defendant in prison custody.
The defence counsel, Mr. O. Ogunlade however told the court that he was in the process of filing bail application for the defendant.
He asked the court for a short date to file his bail application.
Justice Oshodi ordered the remand of the defendant in the Kirikiri maximum prison.
He adjourned the matter to October 31, 2017 for trial to commence.