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Alleged Fraud: Court Remands Adeherself In EFCC Custody



Tobi Adebayo 

The Lagos Special Offence Court has remanded Instagram personality,  Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself) in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged cyber fraud.

This was made known in a statement by the Commission on Tuesday.

EFCC had arragined Adeherself before Justice Sherifat Solebo on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

The statement read: “The defendant was arrested following intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

“The count read “That you, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about the 15th day of June, 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled “WhatsApp” which representations you knew or ought to have known, was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 (8)(b) and 1 (3)(d) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.

“She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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“In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that she be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.

“The defence counsel informed the court of a bail application for his client and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.

“Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020 for hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in the EFCC custody.”

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