The Federal Government has charged Biowish Africa Limited and its Managing Director, Mr. Jim Daniels-Nnah, before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on a three-count charge of fraud, conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence.
The accused persons, who according to the charge sheet, are at large, were said to have in 2012 obtained $362,000 from Alsa Logistics Limited, in Lagos, under false pretence, with a promise to supply Biowish products to the company which later turned out to be false.
According to the charge, the accused persons were said to have also defrauded Environ-Aids Technologies Limited the sum of $350,000.
The offences are said to be contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advanced Free Fraud and Other Related Offences Act of 2006 and Section 1(1) (a), (3) of the Advanced Free Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006.
The case followed a petition by Environ Aid Technologies and Enercon to the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police (Special Fraud Unit) on October 11 and December 29, 2013 respectively, stating that Daniels-Nnah had allegedly fraudulently obtained $350,000 from the company under the guise of supplying the respondents various chemicals for environmental remediation from Biowish Inc in the United States of America (USA).
The petitions explained that between September 2012 and December 2013, the Environ-Aid Technologies transferred the sum of $350,000 in two tranches of $150,000 and a last tranche of $50,000 on October 16, 2012, November 6, 2012 and December 14, 2012 respectively to Biowish Africa represented by Daniels-Nnah on bank account number 2531597594, BBVA Compass Bank, Houston, Texas as payment for the supply of chemicals for environmental remediation, which have not been supplied till date.
Source: Vanguard Nigeria