The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a Nigerian couple before Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N553,820,000.00 (Five Hundred and Fifty-three Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira).
The couple appeared before Justice Mojisola on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Following their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Bilkisu Buhari, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that the defendants be remanded in the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCS.
Defece counsel, Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, informed the court of a pending bail application for his clients and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.
Consequently, Justice Dada adjourned the matter until March 9, 2020 for hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial.
The defendants were ordered to be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Services, Kirikiri, Lagos.
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