EFCC has arrested one Mr Marco Ramirez for allegedly duping three Nigerians under the pretense of investing and getting a Visa for them.
An Ikeja high court remanded the suspect on Thursday at Kirikiri Maximum Prison.
O. Aigboje, the EFCC prosecutor, claimed that the blamed, overseeing executive of three organizations – USA Now Plc., Eagleford Instalodge Group and USA Now Capital Group – commited the offenses between February 2013 and August 2013.
Aigboje said Ramirez falsely got $545,000 from Godson Echejue to put resources into his organization, Eagleford Instalodge Group, with a specific end goal to secure an American green card (habitation allow) for him (Echejue).
He additionally supposedly got $10,000 from Abubakar Umar through a non-existent speculation program in the US, which was charged to make Umar qualified to acquire an American identification.
The EFCC additionally blamed Ramirez for unlawfully getting 10,000 dollars from one Olukayode Sodimu under the guise that the assets were help charges with the American movement administrations for an American green card.
After Ramirez took his supplication, Aigboje asked for that he be taken from the care of EFCC to jail care.
“There are no bed spaces accessible in the commission. I apply that the respondent be remanded in jail care,” she said.
Chukwudi Maduka, the protection guide, in his accommodation, asked for that Ramirez be kept in the care of EFCC and not in the care of the Nigerian Prison Service.
“As far back as my customer has been in the guardianship of the EFCC, we are recently observing this charge for the first run through today,” he said.
“He is now on EFCC safeguard in Abuja and his International identification has been relinquished as a feature of his safeguard conditions. We will get a kick out of the chance to record an application for his safeguard today.
“We implore that the litigant be remanded in the guardianship of the EFCC pending the time my Lord hears the safeguard application.”
Josephine Oyefeso, the judge, in any case, dismisses Maduka’s ask for and requested that Ramirez be remanded in jail.
“The correct place for remand is jail authority and I so arrange,” she said.
“The case is, thus, adjourned to July 3 for becoming aware of the litigant’s safeguard application.”