The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for an alleged fraud of $6,786,674.61.
Punch reports, that the firm was charged alongside its Indian chief marketing officer, Ashok Israni, who was listed as the first defendant in the case.
The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Mr. A.B.C. Ozioko, who signed the charge sheet, claimed that the firm and Israni acted contrary to Section 1(2)(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.
However, when the case was called in court on Monday, the defendants were not in court.
The prosecutor, Ozioko, said the EFCC was making efforts to produce Israni, who had been granted an administrative bail by the anti-graft agency.
“My lord, we are sorry we are not able to produce the defendants.
“As part of efforts to ensure that trial commences, we brought the complainants all the way from Dubai.
“We have no choice but to seek a date for arraignment,” he said.
In the circumstance, Justice Williams adjourned the case till May 15, 2018 for the arraignment of the defendants.