Nigeria, March 4 -- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Uguru Justus on charges of defrauding a former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Edward Nkwegu, to the tune of N4.5 million.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendant, who falsely presented himself as a member of staff of Chevron Nigeria Limited, obtained the money from Mr Nkwegu under the pretext of helping him to secure a contract from the oil firm.

A statement by the commission's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday said the defendant was arraigned before Phoebe Ayua of the Federal High Court, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the defendant pleaded...