The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned one Dennis Joke Emuekevwo before Justice Mariya.M.Ismaila of the Niger State High Court, Suleja on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating to the tune of N557,000 (Five Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand Naira).
Emuekevwo, a team leader and supervisor in Real Aid Development Initiative was arraigned by the Abuja Zonal Office of the Commission
One of the charges reads: “That you Dennis Joke Emuekevwo, sometime in 2018 in Suleja within the judicial division of this honourable court whilst acting in your capacity as a Team leader/supervisor in Real Aid Development Initiative was entrusted to supervise the operations of the said office, you dishonestly converted the aggregate sum of N557,000( Five Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand Naira) to your own use and thereby committed a criminal breach of trust in respect of the said sum contrary to and punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code.”
He pleaded not guilty to the charges, following which prosecution counsel Aishatu Ibrahim asked for a trial date and urged the court to remand him in a correctional center, pending trial.
Responding, defence counsel, E.E Ekpo prayed the court for a short date for the hearing of his bail application.
Justice Ismaila adjourned the matter until December 4, 2019 for hearing on the bail application and ordered that the defendant be remanded in the custody of the EFCC.