The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a certain Pastor Nimi West and his company called Nimak & Company Nigeria Limited on a four-count charge of obtaining money under false pretenses amounting to a total of twenty-two million, four hundred thousand Naira (N22,400,000.00).
According to reports, the case was heard in front of Justice U.N. Agumoh of the Federal High Court Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Pastor is said to have collected the money from a certain Emmanuel Dike at different times in 2013 for payment of a bungalow at D/Line, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. However, the complainant later discovered that the property had been sold to another person while his efforts to recover his money did not succeed.
The prosecution counsel, C.A.Okoli applied for a date for the commencement of trial while the defense counsel C.B.Osita made an oral application for bail of the accused to enable him attend to his health.
Justice Agumoh granted the accused bail in the sum of One Million Naira and two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned to 17th and 18th of January, 2017 for trial while the accused person is to be remanded in prison custody until he perfects his bail conditions.