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EFCC arraigns fake FBI commander, one other for $2.8m wire [email protected] – Instablog9ja

Ijeboi Dennis, a fake FBI commander, has been arraigned in court by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged $2.8million wire [email protected]

Dennis was arraigned alongside his partner, Obade Monday, on Thursday, November 17, before Justice Abubakar Baba Shani of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Apo, Abuja.

Dennis (a.k.a. Andrew Tran Huynh) and Monday had claimed to be a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) commander and a Diplomat Director.

The defendants are accused of conspiracy and obtaining $2,822,860 by false pretense.

According to EFCC, they [email protected] Holly Ngo, a United States citizen, while posing as American doctors stranded in Afghanistan.

The agency indicted four men: Dennis, Monday, Ekhoguagbon Osazuwa Patrick (a.k.a.Patrick Paul – at large) and Omage Emmanuel Omole (deceased).

The five-count charges narrated how they perpetrated the alleged [email protected] between January 2021 and September 2021 in Abuja.

The offence [email protected] Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee [email protected] and Other [email protected] Related Offences Act,2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

However, they pleaded not guilty and the court remanded them at the Suleja Correctional Facility and adjourned till January 11, 2023.