Michael Uwachukwu a.ok.a Rodrigo, a pupil of Federal College of Know-how, Owerri, has been docked by the EFCC in Port Harcourt, on a cost of web fraud.
Uwachkwu, who’s going through trial earlier than Justice J . Okay Omotosho of the Federal Excessive Court docket was charged with 4 counts, bordering on impersonation and acquiring cash by false pretence.
One of many counts indicated that Uwachukwu obtained $11,522 from Krisha Marie Arsenio an, American citizen, beneath the false pretext that he had been evicted by his landlord.
He pleaded “not responsible” to the cost when it was learn to him.
In view of his “not responsible” plea, prosecuting counsel, A. Osu prayed the courtroom for a brief adjournment.
Nonetheless, counsel to the defendant, H .O. Amaefule orally prayed the courtroom to grant the defendant bail which was declined.
Justice Omotosho adjourned the matter until January 21, 2021 and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Port Harcourt Correctional Centre pending the dedication of his bail software.
Uwachukwu bumped into bother when the EFCC obtained intelligence on his alleged fraudulent actions, resulting in his arrest.
Investigation confirmed that the defendant had been posing as a divorced American, Michael Rodrigo and defrauding his victims.