Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has on Monday October 7, 2019, arraigned six alleged internet fraudsters before Justice Joyce Abdul Malik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Judicial Division.
The accused persons are Hammed Muftau Adewale, Hammed Adebola Tobiloba, Olagunju Olayiwola Ojo, Adeagbo Adedeji Rasheed Abiodun, Arowojobe Taoreed Oluwaseun and Babatunde Abdulkudus Akorede.
The defendants were arraigned separately on sundry charges that border on forgery, fake representation, obtaining money under false pretences and internet related offences.
The accused persons all pleaded not-guilty to their respective charges when read to them.
Due to their plea, EFCC counsels prayed the court for trial dates and order to remand them in prison pending the next adjourn dates for their cases.
The presiding judge granted the prayer as she adjourned the cases against Arowojobe, Babatunde and Hammed Muftau to October 21, 2019 for trial and/or plea bargain, while ordering that they be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Agodi, Ibadan.
The trial and/or plea bargain for Hammed Adebola, Olagunju and Babatunde, was however scheduled for October 30. They are also to be remanded at the same prison till the adjourned date.