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Innoson Motors’ Boss, Innocent Chukwuma In Trouble

Chairman of Innoson Motors, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma is in hot soup as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to arrest him.

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC in a statement said that; “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to ensure that the Chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma, is arrested to face fraud charges in court.”

“The Commission gave the assurance today, after Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, struck out the case of fraud it instituted against Chukwuma.”

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“The Judge struck out the case after the EFCC failed to produce Chukwuma in court to face trial.”

“Chuwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, were to be arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to obtain by false pretences, obtaining by false pretence, stealing and forgery.”

“The defendants allegedly committed the offences between 2009 and July 2011 in Lagos.”

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“The defendants were alleged to have conspired to obtain, by false pretences, containers of motorcycles, spare parts and raw materials, property of Guaranty Trust Bank, from Mitsui OSK Lines Limited, Apapa, Lagos.”

“They were also alleged to have fraudulently induced staff of Mitsui OSK and Maersk Line to deliver to them, via their clearing agents, the goods that were imported from China in the name of GTB by falsely pretending that they were authorized by the bank to clear the goods”

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“The defendants were said to have forged a bill of lading numbered 598286020 of Maersk Line Limited and 11007950841 of Mussui O.S.K. Line by knowingly putting a false GTB stamp and signature of the bank staff.”