EFCC has re-filed Sodiq for € 40,000 visa fraud.
Nigeria online news reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday re-prosecuted Abiodun Sodiq before a Special Crimes Court in Ikeja for alleged fraud of 40,000 euros.
Sodiq was indicted on seven counts of fraud, forgery and conspiracy.
The EFCC alleged that the defendant defrauded a businessman, Babatunde Emmanuel, under the pretext of using the money for the Government of Malta’s Citizenship Investment Program and obtaining the Maltese international passport.
When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
The EFCC prosecutor, Nkereuwem Nana, asked the court for a trial date. But defense attorney Elizabeth Ezerhume informed the court of a pending request for a hearing.
Judge Oluwatoyin Taiwo was postponed until December 7 to rule and judge.