Former Punch Director Arraigned For Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Wednesday arraigned Azubuike Ishiekwene, a former executive director of Punch newspaper, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos, on allegations bothering on forgery of document and intent to defraud in the sum of N350 million.

Mr Ishiekwene was charged alongside Olalekun Abdul, Adeyinka Adewale (absent), and Morakinyo Bolanle (now at large) on a 15 count charge.

They were alleged to have committed offences bothering on conspiracy to forge, forgery, using false document and falsification of books and accounts which are contrary to section 411, 365, 366 and 335 (2) of the criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2015 and also obtaining money by false pretence contrary to section 1(1),(2) of the advance fee fraud and other related…

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