The registered trustee of Micheno Mulit-Purpose Cooperative Society, Mr Uno Michael Eke was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commssion (EFCC), before Justice Simon Amobeda of Federal High Court, sitting in Calabar ,Cross River State, for allegedly obtaining over N320 million by false pretense from innocent Nigerians .
Mr Eke duped his victims allegedly, by convincing them to invest in his Swissgolden packages through his company, Micheno Multi-purpose Cooperative Society, with the promise that he will pay them 80 per cent profit on their investments within 40days .
This offer made alot of people to invest and when his investors started calling him for their capitals and the expected 80 percent profit ,Eke absconded .
He was later arrested and a 74-count charge filed against him .
One of the charges against him reads:
“That you, Uno Michael Eke (being the president/chief executive officer of Micheno Multi-purpose Cooperative Society) and registered trustees of Micheno Multi-purpose Cooperative Society (MMCS) on or about the 12th day of July, 2018 in Calabar within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of Forty-seven Million Naira (N47,000,000.00) from one Briggs Nimi Osim by inducing her to invest same into your Swissgolden packages through your Micheno Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Ltd, under the false pretence of paying her 80% as return on investment on her principal sum on the fortieth day of her investment, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.
Mr Eke pleaded not guilty on all the charges . He was remanded in prison custody and the matter adjourned to June 13,2019 ,for the hearing of the bail application .
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