Makurdi: EFCC arraigns fake car dealer, Amaka Oranuka over N10m fraud

Amaka Oranuka

Benue State Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, arraigned one Amaka Oranuka before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court in Makurdi, Benue State, on a two count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

Amaka was arrested by the EFCC following a petition alleging that she offered to sell two IX25 Hyundai SUV cars, worth N15,000,000.00( Fifteen Million Naira) to the petitioner but after an initial deposit of over N12 million was paid into her account, no such cars were delivered to him.

According to the EFCC, after the payments were made, Amaka Oranuka became evasive and efforts to reach her to either get the vehicles requested or have a refund became futile.

A statement by the EFCC reads;

“The EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Command, has arraigned one Amaka Oranuka before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State.”

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“She was docked on two-count charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N10, 347, 000.00 (Ten Million, Three Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand Naira).”

“Specifically, Oranuka allegedly offered to sell two IX25 Hyundai SUV cars, worth N15,000,000.00( Fifteen Million Naira) to a petitioner , who claimed that he made a total deposit of N12,293,000.000( Twelve Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Three Thousand Naira) in instalments into her bank account, but after payments, no such cars were delivered to him and all efforts to recover his money proved abortive.”

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