AHEAD of the December 8, 2020 adjourned date of the criminal
conspiracy and conversion of N2.9billion trials pressed against Mr.
Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi, a former staff of Eunisell Limited at the
Federal High Court Lagos by the Attorney General of the Federation
AGF, the Police and the Police Service Commission PSC have in separate
reactions advised the accused to quietly face his trials rather than
resort to petition to blackmail. Both agencies were reacting to a
petition dated December 12 2019 by Kenneth Ndubuis Amadi (the accused
person) and addressed to the Chairman, PSC. In the petition, the
petitioner alleged that operatives of Police and Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission EFCC who jointly investigated him on the
alleged fraud absolved him of any wrong doing while in the employment
of Eunisell Limited. According to him, he was surprised that the DIG
Michael Anthony Ogbizi, DIG FCID Abuja on the instruction of the CP
Legal, DCP Austin Sanomi both of the Force Criminal Investigation
Department FCID Abuja still went ahead to send his file to the
Attorney General of the Federation AGF to be tried for a case he had
earlier been given a clean bill of health.


But reacting to the petition, Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy
Commissioner of Police DCP Frank Mba said if he were to advise the
petitioner, he would ask him to quietly face his trials and stop
running from pillar to post. He said, “Ordinarily as a lawyer, I would
not have commented on this matter because it is already in court
because that would be sub judicial but I would only speak on the
petition which tends to smear the good image of a man of the rank of
Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of FCID and a
Commissioner of Police, legal. These are not just ordinary Policemen,
they earned their positions respectively. The DIG is one that has
almost attained the peak of his career and so when I read on the
social media that a DIG, CP on fire over bla,bla, bla, I laughed
because these are not just Policemen you push to the orderly room
trial for whatever reason. Look, anybody can write petition against
anybody but it beholds on the person the petition is addressed to and
the outcome of the investigation. The Chairman of PSC is a retired
Inspector-General of Police with outstanding record, so when you now
write a petition accusing a DIG and CP for sending a case file to AGF
for trials; then there is a problem. Thank God he didn’t say they
compromised by collecting money as is usually said by members of the
public. Anytime a matter investigated by the Police is against
somebody, the next thing is, Police collected money and compromised.
The fact that the matter is in court and he is till writing petition
ipso facto shows that he had something he didn’t want to be revealed.”
Continuing, Mba said, “I tell people, the court is about the best
place to resolve issues. If Eunisell Limited is alleging that while in
its employment Kenneth Amadi stole the stated amount, the onus on him
to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he did not. Perhaps he got a
lone from bank or somewhere else, let him show to the court; ditto his
accuser. In criminal prosecution, you need to convince the court
beyond reasonable doubt that you are innocent of any charged pressed
against you. So let him go and face his trial rather than writing
petition here and there.”
On the same vein, the Head, Media and Publicity of PSC, Mr. Ikechukwu
Ani though said he had been on annual vacation and therefore, had no
knowledge of any of such petition, advised the accused person to face
his trial rather than resort to blackmail. “I am not aware of the said
petition because I have been on leave. But if a matter had been
referred to AGF for trial by an investigating body, what it means is
that the accused has a case to answer. The court is not for a
particular person; that you drag somebody to court does not make him
guilty. I will find out when I resume and get back to you. But if you
ask me, I would advise the petitioner to just continue with the trial,
who knows he may be innocent of the accusation.”
The Attorney General of the Federal had in suit no FHC/L/355/19
dragged Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi & IDID Nigeria Limited, his company
before a Federal High Court sitting before Justice Mohammed Liman in
Lagos, for allegedly obtaining the sum of N2.9billion by false
pretence belonging to Eunisell Limited from A-Z Petroleum Limited and
AMMASCO International Limited. The accused was alleged to have
committed the offence sometime in 2016 while still in the employment
of Eunisell Limited using his company IDID Nigeria Limited. According
to the charges, he forged documents with the intent that they may be
acted upon as genuine to the prejudice of Eunisell Limited. He also
received the sum of N2.9 billion belonging to Eunisell with intent to
defraud and omitted from making full and true entry in the books and
accounts of the company; because at all material times he was a
trusted senior staff. The offence according to the charge, contravenes
section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other fraud  related
offences Act,CapA6,laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and
punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act. However, when the
matter came up for hearing on December 9, 2019, the defendants were
not in court ostensibly because they may not have been duly served as
adduced to by the defence Counsel, Emeka Etiaba SAN. But the matter
had been adjourned to January 8, 2020 not without the defendants being
served in the Court room by the Chief State Counsel from the
Department of Public Prosecutions of the federation, Mr. A. K. Alilu
who told the court that it had been difficult serving the defendants a
copy of the charge. One of the charges read: “That you Kenneth
Ndubuisi Amadi, male adult of No 31A,Providence Street, Lekki Phase
1,Lagos and IDID Nigeria Limited of No 26,Osisiogu Crescent, Utako
Abuja sometime in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable
Court did obtain by false pretence and with intent to defraud, the sum
of Two Billion, nine hundred million naira only belonging to Eunisell
Nigeria Limited, from A-Z Petroleum  Limited and AMMASCO International
Limited and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section
1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act,
Cap. A6, Laws of the
Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under
Section 1(3) of the same Act.

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