End of the road: alleged infamous Ponzi regime operator finally arrested at the Aqua Ibom hotel
An alleged well-known member of the Ponzi scheme named Umana Umana was captured.
According to the Daily Post, the man is indicted at the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
On Friday, October 16, 2020, Umana was sued on two counts bordering on forgery, resulting in false accusations, fraud and bad check checks in front of Federal High Court Judge Agatha Okeke, seated in Uyo, Florida Aqua Ibom.
The accused, a 62-year-old serial fraudster who specializes in attracting people to invest in his company No Burn Global Limited with a false assurance of 50% bogus weekly interest, was arrested by Commission agents at July. August 1, 2020 at a hotel located in the Osongoma district of Uyo.
His arrest, according to a statement provided to DAILY POST on Friday by public relations officer Tessie Thompson, followed a petition from one of his victims who claimed that Umana had tricked him into over £ 2.9 million (two million nine hundred thousand naira) and subsequently wrote him a check for 500,000 (five hundred thousand naira), which was returned unpaid as there was no funds in the account to cover the amount of the check.
According to the applicant, he made efforts to recover the invested capital, but everything went bankrupt as Umanakh quickly disappeared and stopped answering his calls.
The statement went on to say that the commission’s investigation revealed that the defendant was running a notorious gang of prepaid fraud syndicates operating in several states of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory. The area has received over seventy petitions against Uman Uman, which are still pending.
One of the charges on which Umanah was hooked is: “What are you, Umanah Eckayet Umanah, on July 31, 2017, or around July 31, 2017 in Uyo, within the jurisdiction of this noble court, you made a forged document because of ingenuity: Check United Bank of Africa (UBA) with check number: 73131308 from No Burn Global Stakeholder Multipurpose by signing your signature on the specified check sheet, unless you are the person who signed the No Burn Global Stakeholder registered with UBA knowing that it is a fake and with the intent that he could be presumed to be genuine and therefore committed an offense contrary to section 1 (2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Crimes Act, chapter M17 of the revised edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and punishable under section 1 (2 ) of the same Law. “
Accepting his request, Umanakh pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him. In his appeal, EFCC attorney Adebayo Soares asked the court to return the accused to Nigerian Correctional Service custody and set a trial date to allow the prosecution to prove its case against the accused. the defendant.
The case was subsequently rescheduled until November 9, 2020 for a bail hearing, and the defendant was remanded in custody at the Nigerian Correctional Service in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.