TWO brothers, Avan Smart, 61, and Avan Jerry, 29, have been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court for allegedly duping President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Rev. Felix Omobude, the sum of N3m.
The two brothers were arraigned on a seven-count charge bothering on forgery, stealing and obtaining under false pretence.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police Prosecutor, ASP Patrick Agbonifo, informed the court that the suspects committed the offence on May 31st and June 24, 2019 at the headquarters of the New Convenant Church, Benin City.
ASP Agbonifo said the suspects presented themselves as contractors to the Edo State Government and bid to construct road within the Light House Polytechnic, owned by Rev. Omobude.
Agbonifo said the suspects presented forged documents of an unregistered company to Rev Omobude.
He said they collected the sum of N3m under false pretences.
It was gathered that the brothers were arrested following a petition to the State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Abubakar.
Presiding Magistrate, I A Osayande granted the accused bail to the sum of N200,000 each and a surety in like sum.
Osayande adjourned the case to September 26, 2019.