The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has arraigned a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale, also called Adeherself, who was arrested final month for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud recognized regionally as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’.
Adeherself was arraigned on Monday earlier than Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Particular Offence Courtroom sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, on one rely cost of possession of fraudulent paperwork.
Adewale, 20, and his confederate, Lamina Ajibola, have been arrested in Agungi space of Lekki, Lagos State.
The cost learn: “That you just, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about 15th day of June, 2020 in Lagos, throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, with intent to defraud, had in your possession paperwork titled ‘WhatsApp’, which representations you knew or must have recognized, was false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 6 (8) (b) and 1 (3) (d) of the Advance Charge Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.”
Adewale, who informed the police throughout interrogation that he posed as a girl to hoodwink foreigners, pleaded not responsible to the cost.
Prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, then requested the court docket for a trial date and likewise prayed that he be remanded within the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
The defence counsel knowledgeable the court docket of a bail utility for his consumer and likewise prayed for a brief date to allow its listening to.
Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020 for listening to of the bail utility and likewise ordered the defendant to be remanded in EFCC custody.