The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday, arraigned Amadi Nsirim before a Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on a 2- count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.
The man "sold" a land that did not belong to him.
The commission said the man sold land that is not his and got paid for it. When the charges were read to the accused person, he pleaded not guilty.
One of the charges reads, "That you, Justice Amadi Nsirim and one Humphrey Amadi, now at large, on or about the 15th of September, 2011 at Port Harcourt judicial division, with intent to defraud, induced one Solomon Egbo to pay the sum of Ten Million and Four Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira (N10, 440, 000) under the false pretense of selling to him a building and an adjourning plot of land situated at No. 80 Igwurutu Road by Rumuokwurusi Road, Port Harcourt under the pretext that the said building and adjourning land belong to you, Justice Amadi Nsirim and Humphrey (now at large) respectively.
A representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(b) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006."
The judge, U.N Agomoh, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million and two sureties in like sum who must reside within the jurisdiction of court. The case was adjourned to June 1, 2013 for trial.