Emeka Nworgu, a Director at the Risk and Accident Prevention Safety of Nigeria, Utako, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrates’ court for alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The prosecutor, Mr Chijioke Okezie, told the court that on July 20, 2011, a firm of legal practitioners, M.U Alaeto & Co, addressed a petition to the police, asking them to investigate a matter relating to the supply of goods to Nworgu.
Okezie said that the petition had indicated that one Okonkwo Chinedu, a Director with Education Global Services Ltd, had supplied some goods to Nworgu and one Ben Odufere, now at large.
He said that the goods included five air conditioners, five HP desk top computers, five HP laptop computers, five table top refrigerators and five colour televisions.
The prosecutor said the total cost of the goods was N4.67 million.
He alleged that the goods were supplied to Nworgu and Odufere in 2010 and they refused to pay for them but rather threatened the life of the complainant.
Okezie said the offences were in contravention of sections 397, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate Oyebola Oyewunmi granted the accused person bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum who must be resident within the jurisdiction of the FCT.
She said one of the sureties must be a civil servant of not less than GL 08 and a Nigerian.
Oyewunmi asked the prosecution to intensify efforts at arresting the other accused before the next hearing.
She adjourned the case to Dec. 18 for hearing. (NAN)