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Nigerian ‘fraudster’ arrested by EOCO granted Ghc20 million bail

The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has arrested Sunny Anwamini (Alias Sunny Enyindah Anwamini @ Apostle Sunny Chigeru) a Nigerian based in Ghana.

Sunny Anwamini (Alias Sunny Enyindah Anwamini @ Apostle Sunny Chigeru) has been charged with three counts of Uttering forged documents, defrauding by false pretenses and money laundering.

According to a statement from the office of EOCO, the accused, between January 2017 and May 2022, used forged documents including an Export Declaration Form from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to obtain various sums of money totaling Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($6,500,000) from one Mazen Farakh, the complainant, under the pretext of exporting teak wood from Ghana to him in Ukraine.

Sunny Anwamini’s action was in contravention of the law and has since been arrested and arraigned before the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court.

The judge in her ruling set the terms of bail at Twenty Million Ghana Cedis (GHc 20,000,000) with three (3) sureties, two (2) of whom must be justified.

Also, the accused has been asked to surrender his passport and other travelling documents and to report twice a week to the EOCO headquarters.

Read EOCO Statement Below

The Economic and Organised Crime Office on July 21, 2022, arrested one Sunny Anwamini (Alias Sunny Enyindah Anwamini @ Apostle Sunny Chigeru), a Nigerian national, and charged him with three counts of Uttering forged documents, defrauding by false pretences and money laundering.

The accused, between January 2017 and May 2022, used forged documents including an Export Declaration Form from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to obtain various sums of money totaling Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($6,500,000) from one Mazen Farakh, the complainant, under the pretext of exporting teak wood from Ghana to him in Ukraine.

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The accused was arraigned before Her Ladyship Elfreda Dankyi at Criminal Court 2 of the High Court, Accra. After the accused person’s plea was taken, EOCO’s legal team prosecuting on behalf of the Republic, prayed the court to take into consideration the amount involved in the offence allegedly committed in granting bail.

The Court in its ruling set the terms of bail at Twenty Million Ghana Cedis (GHc 20,000,000) with three (3) sureties, two (2) of whom must be justified. The accused is to surrender his passport and other travelling documents and to report twice a week to the EOCO headquarters.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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