Company Director, High Chief Chukwuka Ifeatu Arrested Over N90m Fraud
The Director of Pro-Chucks Global Link Limited, High Chief Prosper Chukwuka Ifeatu, has been arrested over his alleged involvement in over N90m fraud in Lagos State, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports.
The Anambra born Chief Ifeatu was arrested by Police operatives from FIB-IRT, FCT, Abuja, after several years he went into hiding having obtained huge sums of money from many victims over property and escaped.
Upon arrest, he was charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court with his company, Pro-Chucks Global Link Limited, for conspiracy and fraud.
According to the Police, the 40-year old Chief Ifeatu at FESTAC town in Lagos between August 2016 to January 2022, did conspire with his company and obtained various amounts of money.
The victims included, Ferdinand Ogonna Lewis, Udeze Ebere, Mrs. Blessing Adogbeji, Mrs. Elizabeth Mark Panu, Clement Pereira, Yakubu Ingida and Mrs. Charity Solomon, and he obtained the money in question under false pretence.
The arrest and arraignment followed a petition by the complainant to the Inspector General of Police, who ordered the investigation over the allegations.
After thorough interrogation, the Police found him culpable and subsequently charged him before the Court for the alleged offence, which attracts several years of imprisonment if found guilty before the Court.
Part of the charges read: “That you High Chief Prosper Chukwuka Ifeatu and Pro-Chucks Global link Limited on same date, time and place did with intent to defraud, obtained N30m from one Ferdinand Lewis with the false pretence that you have the capacity to build a duplex at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, which was false”.
However, he pleaded not guilty on the eight-count charges against him.
The Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Nosa Watson Uhumwangho, then asked the Court to give a date for hearing since he pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove that he actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B. O. Osunsanmi, granted him bail in the sum of N3m with two sureties in like sum, who must show evidence of means of livelihood, property owner and tax payment with the addresses of the sureties to be verified.
The matter was adjourned till 16th April, 2022, for mention while the defendant was remanded in custody at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos, pending when he will perfect his bail conditions.