The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal office, arraigned one Maduako Ugonma Chinomso before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the Gombe State High Court, on two count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
Madueke, a serving corps member posted to Kaduna and later redeployed to Akwa Ibom State, was arrested at Uyo by the #EFCC Operatives, following a petition by one Yusuf Idris of Tumfure Quarters, Gombe state.
The petitioner stated that on March 21, 2017, the defendant and the others at large conspired among themselves and obtained the sum of N63,000.00 under the false pretence that the said sum was to secure a job for him with the Nigerian Customs Service, which they never did; instead, converted same to their personal use.
Investigation revealed that a member of the syndicate, Yusuf Maarku, the acclaimed recruitment officer, gave the complainant a Union Bank Number 0053158443 bearing Maduako Ugonma Chinomso through which the said sum was deposited as form, uniform and registration fee.
Further investigation revealed that there are six different accounts in different banks with huge amount of money which the suspect operates. When the charges were read to her, she pleaded not guilty.
In view of this, the prosecution counsel, A. M. Labaran applied for a trial date. Justice Jauro while adjourning the case to Monday, April 16, 2018, for hearing of her bail application, ordered that Maduako be remanded in EFCC custody.