Police Charge 2 Dutch For Alleged Stealing, $707,000 USD Fraud 

Eline Holtes, One of The Defendants Charged On The Alleged Fraud

Operatives of Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex Alagbon-Ikoyi Lagos, have charged two citizens of Nederland, Eline Holtes, a woman and Henricus Jacob De Kok, before a Lagos Federal High Court, on charges bordering on alleged conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and stealing the sum of $707, 363, 10 USD.

The two foreigners were dragged before the court alongside side a company, Damen Charter International 12B.V, in a charge marked FHC/L/153c/24.

The charge ForceCID through its prosecutor, S. O. Ayodele, alleged that the defendants, conspired among themselves to commit the offences sometimes in 2019.

The defendants were alleged to have by fraudulently obtained the said sum from a firm, NUE offshore Resource, under the pretence of selling a Vessel.

The defendants’ alleged offences according to the police, contravened sections 8(a), 1(1)(c)  and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related offences Act, CAP A8 Vol 1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. And section 383 and punishable under section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap. C38. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Meanwhile, the pressing judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, has fixed April 17, for the arraignment of the defendants.

Charges Against The Defendants Read: “that you Eline Holtes ‘F’, Henricus Jacob De Kok and Damen Charter International 12B.V sometimes in 2019 , in Lagos, within the Lagos Judicial Division of the Federal High Court, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit, Obtaining money by false pretense and stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8(a) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related offences Act, CAP A8 Vol 1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. 

“That you Eline Holtes ‘F’, Henricus Jacob De Kok and Damen Charter International 12B.V, on the same date, time and place, and in the aforementioned Judicial Division of the Federal High Court, did by false pretense and with intent to defraud obtained the sum of Seven Hundred and seven Thousand, three hundred and sixty three US Dollars and Ten cents ($707, 363, 10) from one NUE offshore Resource by selling a Vessel which is represented to the company that her engine was manufactured in 2019, a pretense you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(c) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act 2006, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

That you Eline Holtes, Henricus Jacob De Kok and Damen Charter International 12B.V., at the same, date and time place, and in the aforementioned Judicial Division Court, did steal the sum of Seven Hundred Thousand US dollars, ($700,000) from one NUE offshore Resource and thereby committed an offence Contrary to section 383 and punishable under section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap. C38. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”