Two accused persons —Aso Adasa Morrison and Frank Biobarakuma—were arraigned in court by the ICPC today before Justice B.A. Georgewill of the High Court of Rivers state in Port Harcourt. The accused are to be remanded in prison until 24th and 27th of May for bail application and continuation of hearing respectively
The two accused are being charged with 17 alleged offences in which they defrauded a South Korean citizen of the sum of nearly one million US dollars. The accused persons were said to have conspired bet ween themselves and others at large to receive from Mr. Jung Yongmin various sums of money in US dollars under the pretext of the sale of two million barrels of Nigerian Light Crude oil. The offences were committed between the months of March 2012 and February 2013.
Mr. Aso Adasa Morrison and Frank Biobarakuma are also accused of forging various documents purpurtedly issued by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC and other relevant agencies ; attesting to the authenticity of the sale of two million barrels of Nigeria Light Crude Oil.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to counts 2 and 17 while Justice Georgewill ordered them to be remanded in prison custody.
Head, Public Enlightenment Dept.
30th April, 2013