The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned Joseph Ovbokhan Odubu, a brother to the Deputy Governor of Edo, Pius Odubu and his company, Even Handed Services Limited at a Federal High Court, Benin.
Odubu was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering forgery, uttering and obtaining money by false presence to the tune of N9.36 million
The EFCC said that Joseph Odubu used forged documents to obtain a loan facility of N9.36 million on September 5, 2014 from a first generation bank to facilitate the supply of chairs and desks in Edo State.
It added that Odubu, also with intent to defraud and to facilitate fraud, forged a document which he claimed was received by Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission.
The offense contravened section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17 of the Revised Edition Act, 2007 and punishable under section 1(2) of the same Act.
Odubu pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecuting counsel, C. A. Okoli, applied for date the commencement of trial and that the accused be remanded in prison.
Joseph Odubu’s counsel, Osama Idehen, applied for his client’s bail but the court refused it. He was remanded in prison and the case was adjourned till November 22.