The Independent Corrupt and other Related Offences Commission ICPC will on Tuesday arraign two suspects, Aso Adasa Morrisson and Frank Biobarakuma before a Rivers State High Court over their complicity in an alleged N5.9 million fraud.
The anti graft agency had through its legal officer on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation AGF, slammed a 17 count criminal charge on the accused persons bordering on conspiracy to commit fraud among others.
The commission alleged that the two accused persons had between March 2012 and February 2013 at Port Harcourt, Rivers state conspired among themselves to receive from Mr. Jung Yongmin,(trading under the name and style of Kunyang Frontiers Holdings Inc) the sum of $ 260,000 vide GTB Bank Account No 0123149230 of River Nun Marine Shuttle domicile in Port Harcourt under the pretext of the sale of Two million Barrels of Nigerian Light Crude Oil to the said company.
The suspects were also accused of fraudulently receiving another sum of $120,000 vide UBA account No. 3001561734 of Charter MarineLtd domicile in Port Harcourt under the pretext of the sale of two million barrels of Nigerian Light Crude oil to the said company.
The crime under the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 is contrary to Section 26(1)(c) and punishable under Section 13 read in conjunction with Section 68 of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act, 2000.
The prosecution further submitted that receiving money by means of an act constituting a felony to Section 13 and punishable under Section 68 of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act,2000.
The anti graft agency also added that obtaining by false pretence and with intent to defraud contrary to Section 1(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act, CAP 6 LFN 2004.
The accused were also alleged to have between March 2012 and February 2013 forged a document titled ‘Cargo On Board MT Front Scilla’ addressed to Mr. Jung Yongmin, Managing Director of Kunyang Frontiers Holdings, Inc. attesting to the authenticity of the sale of the two million barrels of Nigerian Light Crude Oil to company.
The duo was also accused of forging a document titled ‘Notary Letter of Gurantee’ addressed to attesting to the authenticity of the said contract.