The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that its Lagos Zonal Command on Thursday arraigned an Indian, Chandra Prakash Singh, in court.
In a statement, the anti-graft commission said that the accused person was arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of over $200,000.
The commission said that the accused pleaded “not guilty” to the offence.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, B.B. Bala, asked for the defendant’s remand and a date for trial, the commission said.
However, counsel to the defendant, Efe Solomon Izokor, appealed to the court for an oral application for bail.
Bala objected to the submission made by the defence, insisting that “a written bail application be brought before the court” to enable her to respond accordingly.
Justice Oweibo remanded the defendant in the correctional facility and adjourned the matter till June 27, 2023, for the commencement of trial.