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Gunmen Abduct EFCC Suspect in Court

Four men armed with guns on Thursday, abducted an alleged serial fraudster and suspect in two cases being handled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The suspect, Princewill Arinze Nwobodo (alias Aboki J. Brown), was abducted by the gunmen within the precincts of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere where he was to be arraigned before Justice Aishat Opesanwo on a Four-count charge bordering on obtaining $ 92,000 under false pretence.

Nwobodo had previously been arraigned in two separate courts in Lagos on fraud related charges.

On October 25, 2013, he was arraigned before Justice Saliu Seidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos on a 15- count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining under false pretence.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail but his inability to meet the bail conditions consigned him to prison custody till Thursday, February 20.

In the second court, he was arraigned on November 20, 2013 before Justice Aishat Opesanwo alongside Katchy Okoye and Matthew Usong on a 12-count charge that borders on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence. They were granted bail but could also not meet the bail terms.

Nwobodo was brought to court on Thursday from Ikoyi Prison, Lagos where was snatched from the Prison warders by the unknown gunmen.

The arraignment was consequently deferred to March 27, 2014 as the court did not sit.