A Lagos-based Indian businessman Sandep Gogia has been arraigned before an Ikeja High Court in Lagos for allegedly using his company, Eastern Metal Limited, to defraud a Nigerian company, Boars Communications Limited.
A three count criminal charge was filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC).
The EFCC legal officer, Mr Kayode Oni, said that it was alleged that Sandeep Gogia and Arun Goswani (both at large) sometime in the month of July, 2015 whilst being the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Eastern Metals Limited respectively conspired to commit felony to wit: obtaining money under false pretence.
It was further alleged that Sandeep Gogia whilst being the Chief Operations Officer of Eastern Metals Limited sometimes in the month of July 2015, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of 250,000 dollars from Boars Communications Limited under the pretence that he will provide naira equivalent of the amount to the company.
The criminal charge filed against the Indian businessman by the anti-graft agency was sequel to a petition written by a Lagos Law firm Touche and Swift Attorneys on behalf of Mr Richard Oluwamonure of Boars Marketing Communications alleging that the accused Indian businessman obtained the sum of 250,000 dollars from Mr Oluwamonure under the pretence of transacting forex business with him, but it turned out to be a ruse.