Emirates Airlines staff in Lagos accused of stealing $1.6 million

Emirates Airlines staff in Lagos accused of stealing $1.6 million

Emirates Airlines and four members of its staff in Nigeria are at the Federal High Court in Lagos accused of the theft of $1.6 million belonging to a Lagos businessman, Prince Chu Ikem Orji.

Abayomi Adekanbi Abiola, Isiaka Adegoke Adedeji, Awonubi Abayomi and George Ikpekhia, were arraigned alongside the airline, Pathfinders International Ltd and Nigeria Aviation Handling Company Limited on 11 counts charge of stealing, fraud, obtaining money under false pretences, willful destruction of evidence, and failure to report an international transfer of funds.

They pleaded not guilty to all the charges filed against them, but prosecuting counsel, Michael O. S. urged the court to remand them in prison custody pending hearing of their bail applications.

In response, the defence lawyer, Awa Kalu (SAN), leading four other lawyers, informed the court that the bail applications of the accused persons have been filed and the prosecution, served. Read more

 

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