Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC South East Zonal office Enugu on Monday 17th December 2018 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, Enugu state on two -count charge bothering of obtaining the sum of N2,452,500. (Two Million,Four Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand,Five Hundred Naira) under false pretences.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.
Eluma who had for many years paraded himself as a Phd holder and a prophet was said to have sometimes on or about 23th March 2018, presented himself to the petitioner as a director in National Information Technology Development 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 he might jump bail, but 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.