The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Tunde Lawal before Justice V.S. Garba of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Kwali, on a two-count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque to the tune of N8 million.
One of the counts reads: “That you, Tunde Lawal, on or about the 1st day of October, 2013 at Abuja, within the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did issue a Zenith Bank of Nigeria Plc cheque dated 1st day October, 2013 for the sum of N8,000,000 payable to Ethel Emeka which when presented for payment was dishonoured due to insufficient funds standing to the credit of the account on which the cheque was drawn and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Cap D11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.
He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to him in court on February 28, 2019.
His counsel, Isaac Folorunsho, informed the court of his client’s application for bail.
Justice Garba, thereafter, adjourned the matter to March 12, 2019 for hearing of the bail application, and ordered that the defendant be remanded in EFCC custody.
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
February 28, 2019