Court Remands Indian In Prison Over Alleged N149.6m Fraud, Attempted Suicide

Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay of the Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Monday remanded an Indian, Lokesh Parwani in prison after he was arraigned before her by the police over a N146 million fraud.

He was also accused by the police of attempting to commit Suicide by swallowed a rat poison named “Super Ready Action Bait Cake” after he was arrested.

He was arraigned before the court by men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) on a seven-count charge of conspiracy, stealing fraud, issuance of dud cheques and attempted suicide.

The police claimed in charge number LD/10480c/2019, that the defendant conspired with others said to be at large, to stealing and defrauding their employer of N149.666 million.

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Parwani allegedly committed the offence sometimes in July 2019 while acting as the company’s Personal Manager.

Upon the detection of the alleged crime, he was said to have promised to pay back the money in installment and then issued four cheques for the sums of $69, 444; $69, 444; $69, 444 and $44, 444 which were rejected for insufficient funds in the accounts.

Following his failure to pay back the money, he was arrested by the men of FCIID.

The police also alleged that the foreigner also attempted to commit suicide on July 19 at the entrance gate of the FCIID where he swallowed a rat poison named “Super Ready Action Bait Cake.”

The offences, according to the Legal Officer of FCIID, Monsuru Animashaun, are contrary to sections 411, 287 and 407 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015 and punishable under the same law.

13th April 2024
Nigerian Pantagraph