Nigerian Woman, Dutch Husband Remanded In Rivers Over N126million Fraud
ADutch national, Peiter Borremans and his wife, Nkechi Borremans, have been remanded in custody following a ruling by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for allegedly defrauding two firms of $330,000 (about N126 million) meant for the purchase of a marine tanker vessel.
The two defendants were on Thursday, alongside their firm, Lagon Trade Limited, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice E. A. Obile on two counts bordering on fraud and felony.
The 1st defendant, Peiter Borremans as well as the 2nd defendant, Nkechi Borremans, who is a Nigerian, during their arraignment pleaded "not guilty" to the charges preferred against them.
The court clerk who read the charges said, “That you Peiter Borremans, Nkechi Borremans and Lagon Trade Limited on or about the 31st day of July, 2014 at Port Harcourt, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire with each other to commit felony to wit, obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8(a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and other related Offenses Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.