The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday 13th December 2016 arraigned one Dr. Perry Iloegbunam (Managing Director/CEO of Perrytec West Africa Limited) before Hon. Justice C.O Ajah of the State High Court 10, Enugu on a six count charge bothering on issuance of dud cheques to the tune of N13,000,000.00 (Thirteen million naira) only.
How he was caught
It was alleged by a complainant who forwarded a petition through his lawyer, Emma Onuorah that sometimes around 2012, Dr. Perry Iloegbunam Managing Director Perrytec West Africa issued cheques of N3,000,000 (Three million naira) in two places and a cheque of N7,000,000 (Seven Million Naira) amounting to N13,000,000 (Thirteen Million Naira) which was returned due to insufficient fund in the said account and all efforts to make the accused pay back the money proved abortive.
The Prosecution counsel Barr. F.A.I Asemebo applied that charges be read to the accused in order to take his plea. Thereafter, they were read and the accused pleaded “Not Guilty” to all the charges preferred against him.
Justice Ajah ruled that the accused continue enjoying the administrative bail earlier granted him by the anti-graft agency.
The case has been adjourned to 14th and 17th of February 2017 for commencement of trial.
Count Three of the charge reads:
That you Dr. Perry Iloegbunam (Managing Director/CEO of Perrytec West Africa Limited) and Perrytec West Africa Limited on or about the 10th October 2015,at Enugu within the Jurisdiction of the High Court of Enugu State, issued an Ecobank Nigeria Limited cheque No.15345413 dated the 10/10/2015 with the face value of (N7,000,000.00) Seven Million Naira only, to Kamsi Nnadozie (Managing Director of FAAFNET Limited) the said cheque when it was drawn and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1) (b) of the Dishonored Cheque (Offences) Act Cap D11 Laws of the Federation 2004 and punishable under section 1(1) (b)(i)(ii) of the same Act.