N1.1 billion alleged fraud: Amadi, MD ABD Energy solutions for arraignment Jan. 8

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By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Reporter, Lagos.

A Federal High Court sitting before Justice Mohammed Liman yesterday in Lagos fixed January 8, 2020 for the arraignment of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABD Energy Solutions, Mr. Kenneth Ndubuisi Amamdi for allegedly defrauding his former employer, Uunisell Nigeria Limited to the tune of one billion, one hundred and fifty million naira. The accused person is standing trial on a five count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining the stated sum under false pretence with a view to defrauding his ex-employer using his company IDID Nigeria Limited for the purpose sometime in 2016.  When the matter was called yesterday, the accused person was not in court but the Chief State Prosecution Counsel from the Directorate of Public Prosecution, Mr. A.  K. Alilu told the court that frantic efforts to serve the defendants with a copy of the charge sheet had not been successful adding that the defence Counsel to the defendants even rebuffed acknowledgement of the charge sheet when the same was brought to him for service on behalf of his client in accordance with the provision of the criminal code. He therefore, prayed that the learned Justice to oblige him serve the defence counsel in court to forestall the recurring issue of non-serve and non-appearance in court.  But clearing the air on the absence of his client in court, lead defence counsel to the defendants, Emeka Etiaba, SAN, told the court that he was neither opposed to his client being in court nor the commencement of the matter but that they had yet to be duly served and so, was not even aware of the matter. But the learned Justice Liman cuts in and queried Mr. Etiaba saying, “If indeed they had not been duly served and therefore, unaware of the matter, how come you know about the  it and are here for their defence?” Responding, Mr. Etiba said, “I learnt about it all in the office.” The Judge therefore, ordered that he be served with a copy of the charge sheet and fixed January 8, 2020 for the accused to be present in court for arraignment. The charges pressed against him read:  That you Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi, male adult of No 31A,Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1,Lagos and IDID NIGERIA LIMITED of No 26,Osisiogu Crescent, Utako Abuja sometime in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did obtain by false pretence and with intent to defraud, the sum of One Billion, One Hundred and fifteen Million Naira belonging to Eunisell Nigeria Limited, from A-Z Petroleum  Limited and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, Cap. A6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act. That you Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi, male, adult of  No. 31A Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1,Lagos, sometime in 2016,while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Eunisell Nigeria Limited. at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did utter forged documents to wit :invoices and waybills to A-Z Petroleum limited with intent that they may be acted upon as genuine to the prejudice of Eunisell Nigeria Limited and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(2)(c) of the miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap M17, laws of the Federation of Nigeria,2004 and punishable under the same Section of the Act. That you Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi male, adult of No 31A providence Street, Lekki Phase 1,Lagos ,sometime in 2016,while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Eunisell Nigeria Limited at Lagos,within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did knowingly and without the authority, depressed data in respect of the financial transfer you made to Eunisell Nigeria Limited with intent to confer economic benefits on yourself ,and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 14(1) of Cybercrimes(Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under the Same section of the Act. That you Keneth Ndubuisi Amadi male, adult, of No 31A, Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1,Lagos,and IDID NIGERIA LIMITED of No26,Osisiogu Crescent  Utako, Abuja, Sometime in 2016,at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, while being trustee of the sum of One Billion, One Hundred and fifteen Million Naira belonging to Eunisell Nigeria Limited did convert same without authority to create sufficient deposits to promote the credibility of your own company (IDID NIGERIA LIMITED) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 434 of the criminal code Act, Cap Cap. C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act. And that you Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi

male, adult of No 31A,Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1,Lagos, sometime in 2016,while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Eunisell Nigeria Limited did received the sum of One Billion, One  Hundred and fifteen Million belonging to Eunisell Nigeria Limited and, with intent to defraud omitted from making full and true entry thereof in the books and accounts of the and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 435 of the criminal Code Act Cap. C38 law of the Federation of Nigeria,2004 and punishable under the same  of  Act.

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