committed an offence punishable under Section 132 of the Penal

“That you UMAR BUKAR ALIBE sometime on 21st August 2011, at
Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the
Federal Capital Territory with intent to defraud attempted to obtain
money from one DR PRECIOUS GBENEOL a former Hon.
Secretary Health and Human Service Secretariat, Abuja under the
false pretence that you are an operative of the Economic and
Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) assigned to investigate a case
of fraud against her and thereby committed an offence contrary to
Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences
Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.

The two count charge was read to the Defendant and he pleaded NOT GUILTY to
all the Counts. The Prosecution opened his case and called two witnesses in proof
thereof. The first Prosecution Witness is Ebello Friday. He stated that his office is
situate at 5 Formella Cresent, Wuse II, Abuja. That he works at the EFCC as an
Operative. That he is attached to the Advance Fee Fraud Section as Head of
Advance Fee Fraud Team 2. That he knows the Defendant. Following a Petition
dated 28/08/11 signed by Dr Precious Gbeneol to the effect that certain persons
who referred to themselves as Eagle Eyes sent her a text message alleging that
certain Petitions transferred from ICPC to EFCC relating to her tenure as Secretary
Health FCT. That she should pay the sum of N1 Million to GTB Account bearing
the Defendant’s name. She asked them to contact her lawyer because she has just
been defrauded. That the team wrote a letter of investigation activities dated

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