EFCC arraigns Pole over N9m dud cheque

Federal High Court
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The accused was arraigned for allegedly issuing a dud-cheque to a Nigerian.


A Pole, Dora Gilmaska, was on Monday, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before an Abuja High Court on a one count charge of fraud.

Ms. Gilmaska, the Executive Officer of Icon Media and Marketing Agency Limited, is being prosecuted for issuing dud cheque of Nine Million Naira to one Tayo Olugbemi.

When arraigned, the accused pleaded not guilty to the offence, prompting her counsel, Chris Okoye, to file an application urging the court to grant his client bail, pending the determination of the case.

But prosecution counsel, Samuel Ugwuegbulam, opposed the application for bail on the grounds that the accused had earlier jumped administrative bail granted by the commission.

In his ruling, the judge, Abubakar Umar, granted the accused bail in the sum of N5 million only and two sureties in like sum. He also said that one of the sureties must be a civil servant resident in Abuja.

The accused is also to deposit her international passport with the court registrar.

The judge adjourned the case to Thursday, November 15, for commencement of trial. He also ordered that the accused be remanded in EFCC custody, pending when she is able to meet the bail conditions.


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