Macmillan Nigeria Publisher charged with $156,700 fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Macmillan Nigeria PublisherAdesanya Adelekan and a Bola Fasasi with a book fraud of $156,700.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EFCC arrested Mr Fasasi on Monday in Lagos and said Mr Adelekan was on the run.

The defendants face an amended six-count borderline charge of obtaining money under false pretences, in a special misdemeanor court in Ikeja.

The commission said in the indictment: “Macmillan Nigeria Publisher, Professor Adesanya Iyiola Adelekan (now free) and Fasasi Bola, in 2018, obtained books worth $156,711.87 for sale under false pretenses of BHS Book Printing SDN BHD of Selangor, Malaysia.”

He said the defendants, under false pretenses, promised to sell the books and deliver the proceeds within two weeks of receiving the bill of lading.

“Macmillan Nigeria Publisher, Professor Adesanya Iyiola Adelekan (now fugitive) and Fasasi Bola, in 2018 within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, conspired between you to obtain property by false pretenses owned by BHS Book Printing SDN BHD from Selangor, Malaysia,” he added.

Mr. Fasasi, however, pleaded not guilty.

Judge Mojisola Dada returned Mr. Fasasi to Ikoyi correctional Center and adjourned the case until July 8 for a bail hearing.

(NOPE)


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