The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned four staff of First Marina Trust Limited before Justice J. E. Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of $500,000.
The accused- Adeyemi Oluwaseun, Suleiman Yusuf, Yusuf Imran Adekunle and Haruna Issah allegedly connived to defraud their employers of the said sum of money.
One of the counts reads: “Adeyemi Oluwaseun, Suleiman Yusuf Obhakume, Yusuf Imran Adekunle and Haruna Issah on or about 16th day of September, 2016 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court stole the Sum of USD$ 500,000 property of First Marina Trust Limited”.
When the charges were read to them, they all pleaded not guilty.
In view of their pleas, counsel to the EFCC, Zainab Ettu, urged the court to fix a date for trial and prayed that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
Counsels to the accused pleaded with the court not to remand their clients in prison custody. They further asked the court for a short adjournment to argue the bail applications.
Justice Oyefeso, however, ordered the defendants to be remanded in Ikoyi prison pending hearing of the bail applications.
The matter was adjourned to July 11, 2017 for hearing of the pending bail applications.