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IG Celebrity, Adeherself Starts Trial Over Fraud Allegations By EFCC

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EFCC: Adeherself Breaks Silence On Fraud Trial, Says 'I'm In Pains'

Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (aka Adeherself) Adeherself who was accused by Nigeria’s main anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of being ‘cyber picker’ for her ally has today been arraigned before the court.

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

Recall that we reported earlier that the United States government indicted six Nigerians for engaging in a cyber act targeting several businesses and individuals within Northern American country.

Adeherself arrest was effected following reports on fraudulent activities of some alleged internet fraudsters in Lekki, Lagos.

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 entitled “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, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, requested the court to give a trial date, while also pleading the remand of Adeherself in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.

Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020 for hearing of the bail application, while ordering that the defendant be remanded in the EFCC custody.

Source: Naija News

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