A Federal high court sitting in Lagos today adjourned till 27 May 2019 for a defendant in a criminal trial to open his defence.
Jules Suinner who is alleged to have fraudulently obtained N25 million from Access Bank Plc is expected to open his defence on 27 May.
The presiding judge Professor Chuka Obiozor ordered the defendant to prepare for his defence after the prosecution had closed his case.
In amended criminal charge number FHC/L/345C/16 filed before the court, it was alleged that sometimes in July 2015, Jules Suinner conspired with ICT Aid Foundation Cooperative Society and others still at large to fraudulently impersonate officials of Greenview Development Nigeria Limited to obtain N25 million from Access Bank Plc.
It was further alleged that Jules Suinner at the same place and time with intention to defraud, did convert the sum of a N15 million property of Access Bank Plc by lodging the funds into his Diamond Bank and Zenith Bank accounts operated by him when he reasonably ought to know that the said funds were directly proceeds of money obtained from Access Bank Plc by false pretences.
According to the prosecuting counsel, offences of conspiracy, impersonation and obtaining by false pretenses alleged to have been committed by Jules Suinner are contrary to and punishable under sections 22 and 27 of Cybercrimes prohibition prevention Act. and sections 1(3) and 15(2) (b) of the advance fee fraud and other related offences.