The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (Adeherself) before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.
In a statement on Twitter, EFCC said 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, according to the Financial Crimes Commission’s Statement 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”.
EFFC however reported that Adedamola pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, has 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 Adedamola , asking 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.