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Alleged Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Social Media Comedienne, ‘Adeherself’

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a social media comedienne, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself) before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

The anti-graft agency made the disclosure in a series of tweets via its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.

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 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.

She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, 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 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 and also ordered that the defendant to be remanded in the EFCC custody.

The 20-year-old social media sensation was arrested by the EFCC along with five other suspected fraudsters in June during a raid in Lekki axis of Lagos state.

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