Alleged $1.2m Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns American suspect

WorldStage NewsOnline—-The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) has re-arraigned an American, Marco Ramirez, at an Ikeja Special Offences Court for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $1.2 million under the pretext of securing green cards for them.

The Ramirez was re-arraigned before Justice Mojisola
Dada on an amended 12-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence.

Ramirez was arraigned alongside his companies – USA Now LLC; Eagle Ford Instalodge Group LP and USA Now Capital Group.

The EFCC said that Ramirez committed the offences between February, 2013 and August, 2013 in Lagos.

Ramirez is alleged to have defrauded Amb. Godson Echejue, Mr Abubakar Umar and Mr Olukayode Sodimu of the money.

The offences contravene Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, No. 14 of 2006.

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