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EFCC docks social media influencer, Adeherself for alleged possession of fraudulent documents

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat popularly refereed as Adeherself.

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

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Adeherself was arrested following intelligence received on the 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 honorable 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 offense 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″.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. Prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, asked the court for a trial date.

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

Furthermore, 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. Defendant to remain in EFCC custody.

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