Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a fake lawyer, Thankgod Okachi Echem in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for defrauding his ” client” of N7,000,000.
EFCC said in a statement that Okachi, who confessed to be a School Certificate holder, was arrested based on a petition by one of his “clients”:. Jonny Wali who alleged that he defrauded him of part of the money awarded him by a Rivers State High Court, in Port Harcourt, as compensation in a legal battle WITH the former Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) now Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company.
Wali reportedly sued the Company in a matter bordering on land trespass and was awarded Ten Million Naira as compensation. BUT the company failed to pay AND IN seeking redress he reportedly engaged Thankgod Okachi Echem and Felix Agbarake of Thank God/ Felix & Co. Norugema Chambers).
The commission said the court ruled in his favour and granted another sum of Eight Million Naira only as the accumulated interest on the initial N10, 000,000 granted as compensation to bring the total package to Eighteen Million Naira
The money was consequently paid by the Electricity Company to through Echem’s chambers who connived with his colleague to open an account in the name of Wali, without his consent, pay in Seven Million Naira and cashed accordingly.
EFCC says both men will be charged to court soo