EFCC Rearraigns Influencer Adeherself For Alleged N7.9 Million Internet Fraud


Social media influencer and comedienne, Adedamola Adewale alias Adeherself was on Wednesday, February 8 rearraigned by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission for alleged N7.9 million internet fraud.

adeherselfAdeherself and two others at large, were slammed with charges bordering on conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences, attempt to obtain money by false pretences and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct.

They were accused of attempting to obtain $6, 000 from one Mr Joseph Rumoro on the pretext that the money was meant for procurement of his passport and visa as well as tax payment.

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It was alleged that Adeherself retained in her bank account, proceeds of cybercrime to the tune of N7.9 million.

After she pleaded not guilty to the charges, EFCC counsel, Mr Samuel Daji, informed the court that the case was re-assigned. He urged the court to remand the defendant pending commencement of trial.

He said;
“My lord, this case was heard before Justice Sherifat Solebo before she retired, and when it was transferred to this honourable court, I informed my learned friend that the case would be coming up on Jan. 25.

“He said he thought it was the day before.

“This is a matter that is starting afresh before your lordship, and we do not know if the sureties, who stood for her earlier, are dead or not.

“It is proper for defence to apply afresh for bail before your lordship.”

Mr Kassim Molade, counsel to the influencer however kicked against the EFCC counsel’s plea. He asked the court to retain the bail granted by Solebo to the defendant, pending filing of a new bail application.

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Molade noted that defendant has not been absent from court and is ready to make herself available for trial.

After listening to the argument, Justice Mojisola Dada retained the bail granted to Adeherself earlier, pending the filing of a new bail application by the defence counsel.

Dada also ordered the defendant to present her bank statement of account within three weeks. She held that failure to do so would make the court order her remand.


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