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Updated: EFCC files fraud charges against Innoson Motors Boss, Innocent Chukwuma

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has filed fraud charges against Innoson Motors, its chairman Innocent Chukwuma AKA Innoson, and his and his brother Charles Chukwuma.

The four-count charge is dated November 30, and filed at the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division.

Mr. Chukwuma was apprehended by the EFCC at his residence in Enugu on Tuesday morning. He was then conveyed to Lagos where he was granted bail on Wednesday night.

The Founder and Chairman of Nigeria’s Automobile Company, Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma

The EFCC is charging with crime Innoson for acquiring containers of motorcycle spare parts by falsifications in the vicinity of 2009 and July 2011 in Lagos, ‘with goal to cheat.

The products, said to be property of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, were purportedly acquired from Mitsui O.S.K Lines Limited in Apapa .

The anti-graft agency claim that Innocent Chukwuma and Charles Chukwuma, “with goal to cheat incited the staff of Mitsui O.S.K and Maersk Line Limited to convey”, to them through their clearing specialists, the engine cycle spare parts, molds of extra parts and steel structures and crude materials called polyvinlchlorid, imported from China.

The charge said the incriminated mendaciously (accused) pretended that they were sanctioned by GTB to clear the merchandise and take conveyance of them.

EFCC had on Tuesday apprehended Innoson in Enugu, stirring some controversy that the apprehend bore some ethnic motive and that the agency should not have waded into a dispute between GTB and the businessman.

Central to this was the story was that the parties were engaged in a dispute over illicit deductions from Innoson’s accounts by the GTB, with Innoson claiming that the bank was indebted to him and his company to the tune of billions of naira. In press and TV interviews, he verbalized he had gotten judgement at both lower and appelate courts and that the GTB has an appeal at the Supreme Court.

GTB reacted laconically that it would not join issues with the representative as the issues between them are in the court.

The EFCC in discharging Innoson on bail Wednesday, clarified that he was captured after he declined to respect solicitations by the Commission. He had been captured by the commission earlier and allowed regulatory safeguard. In any case, he reneged on the safeguard and his surety could likewise not be found.

The organization said Innoson and his sibling, Charles Chukwuma (who is still at sizably voluminous), were being researched by the Insurance and Capital Market Fraud Section of the Commission’s office in Lagos over issues verging on N1.47billion extortion and fabrication and different infractions. He was additionally affirmed to have utilized manufactured archives to secure duty waivers.

‘Unfortunately the industrialist resisted apprehend and stirred controversy by bringing six truck-heaps of hooligans to obstruct the passageway to his Plot W1, Industrial Layout, Abakaliki Road, Emeni, Enugu, home.

“This was after he at first deceived the Police Command by advising them that his home had been attacked by furnished burglars and ruffians in spite of the way that agents of the Commission properly distinguished themselves to policemen guarding his home.

“His uncontrollable hooligans circled and abused agents of the Commission who had gone to impact the capture.

“Therefore, a pain call was sent to the Commission’s Enugu Office for fortification.

`’In the majority of this, the Commission’s agents acted with dignity and respectfulness.

“Nobody was mauled or ambushed by the EFCC group, and not a solitary shot was discharged, notwithstanding the incitement.

The charges against Innoson Chukwuma

The charges against Innoson Chukwuma (cont..)

The charges against Innoson Chukwuma (cont..)

Proof of Evidence: The case against Innoson

Proof of Evidence: The case against Innoson (cont)

Proof of Evidence: The case against Innoson (cont)

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