Alleged fraud: Adeherself appears in court, remanded in EFCC custody

Social media influencer, Adedamola Rukayat Adewale better known as ‘Adeherself’, was arraigned for alleged internet fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC arraigned Adeherself before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

The count reads: “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. In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, asked the court for a trial date.

Prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, asked the court for a trial date.

He prayed that Adeherself be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.

However, the defence counsel informed the court of an 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.

She ordered the defendant to be remanded in the EFCC custody.

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