N2.4 million fraud: Alleged fake doctor, prophet remanded in Enugu prison


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, South East Zonal office, Enugu on Monday arraigned one Kingsley Ifeanyi Eluma, AKA Doctor Eluma, Managing Director of EEAL Global Links Nigeria Limited before Justice A.M Liman of Federal High Court Enugu.
He is facing a two-count charge bothering on obtaining the sum of N2,452,500. (Two Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand,Five Hundred Naira) under under false pretences.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.
Eluma had for many years allegedly paraded himself as a Phd holder and a prophet.
He was said to have sometimes on or about 23th March 2018, presented himself to a victim as a director in National Information TechnologyDevelopment Agency (NITDA) capable of securing a job for him at Federal Civil Service Commission, (FCSC). He also obtained several funds with a promise to secure visa to Dubai and USA for the petitioner’s relatives as well to import a fairly used Toyota Camry from USA for him.
Soon after his plea was taken, the defence counsel E.O Isiwu prayed the court for permission to move his application for bail which was opposed by the prosecution counsel, Innocent Mbachie on the condition that he might jump bail.
However, the presiding judge decided otherwise and granted the accused bail in the following terms: One surety and the sum of N2, 000,000 (Two Million Naira) in like some. The surety he stated shall have a landed property within the jurisdiction of Federal High Court Enugu. Document of the said property will be verified by ministry of lands Enugu.
He equally ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail conditions.
Case has been adjourned to 13th February 2019 for trial.
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