Monday, 26 June 2017

American citizen remanded in Kirikiri for allegedly duping 3 Nigerians of $565,000

American citizen remanded in Kirikiri for allegedly duping 3 Nigerians of $565,000

An American citizen, Marco Ramirez, was in the region of speaking the subject of Thursday, June 22, remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison by an Ikeja High Court for allegedly duping three Nigerians in a $565,000 green card and investment scam.

Ramirez, who was arrested and arraigned back Justice Josephine Oyefeso, by the EFCC, pleaded not guilty to the 16-add-on occurring conflict of obtaining maintenance knocked out untrue pretences leveled contiguously him.

According to O. Aigboje, the EFCC prosecutor, Ramirez duped the managing director of three companies  USA Now Plc., Eagleford Instalodge Group and USA Now Capital Group amid February 2013 and August 2013.

He fraudulently stated $545,000 from Godson Echejue to invest in his company, Eagleford Instalodge Group, in order to procure an American green card (quarters insist) for him (Echejue).

He also allegedly recognized $10,000 from Abubakar Umar through a non-existent investment programme in the US, which was billed to make Umar eligible to make a get of an American passport.

The EFCC after that accused Ramirez of illegally receiving 10,000 dollars from one Olukayode Sodimu knocked out the pretext that the funds were facilitation fees considering the American immigration facilities for an American green card.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in prison pending his measures. But Ramirez's councel, Chukwudi Maduka urged the court to in EFCC custody and not in prisons, as he was upon EFCC administrative bail.

However, the prosecutor said the EFCC power was overstretched and asked that the defendant be kept in prison.

In her ruling, Justice Oyefeso ordered the defendant remanded in prison, noting that "the proper place for remand is prison. I suitably order"
The skirmish was adjourned tillJuly 3for bail application hearing.

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