EFCC Arraigns Macmillan Nigeria Publishers, Two Others For Alleged $922m Fraud In Lagos

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The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Macmillan Nigeria Publishers alongside Prof. Adesanya Iyiola Adelekan and Bola Fasasi before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos for an alleged $922m fraud.

The defendants were arraigned on Thursday, February 2, 2023 on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $922m (Nine Hundred and Twenty-two Million United State Dollars).

Macmillan Nigeria Publishers, Prof. Adesanya lyiola Adelekan and Bola Fasasi, sometime in 2018, obtained books for sale worth $226,900.00 USD by false pretence, from BHS Book Printing SD BHD of Selangor Malaysia under the pretense that they would sell the books and remit the money from the sales within two weeks of receiving the bill of lading, which pretence they knew or ought to know is false and committed the offence of obtaining goods by false pretence.

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