Crime

EFCC Arraigns Undergraduate for Alleged Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office has arraigned one Ebenezer Tobiloba Okunlola on a three-count charge bordering on false pretence, impersonation, possession of scam documents and obtaining money by false pretense.

Okunlola, who claimed to be a 300 level student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), was arraigned before Justice Peter Odo Lifu of the Federal High Court 2, sitting in Osogbo, Osun State.

The accused was alleged to have attempted to defraud a U.S citizen named Kimmy Antley by obtaining lTunes gift cards worth of $750 (Seven hundred and fifty Dollars by falsely presenting himself as a white man with the name Ryan Dudely.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges when read to him.

Consequently, the Prosecution Counse Mr Murtala Usman prayed the court for a trial date and an order to remand the accused in the correctional custody.

But the Defense Counsel, M. O Ademola, made an oral bail application, praying the court to admit his client to bail pending the determination of the charges filed against him.

The presiding judge granted the prayer with a bail in the sum of N10 million and one surety in like sum.

The surety, the judge held, must be a civil servant, a land owner residing within the jurisdiction of the court and must be related by blood to the defendant.

He also ordered that the accused to be remanded in the Nigeria correctional service’s custody pending the time he meets his bail condition.

The matter was adjourned to February 6, 2020.

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