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Court Detains Two Alleged Internet Fraudsters in Ibadan

Two alleged internet fraudsters, Aremu Ridwan Kunle and Adegboyega Adisa Adebayo have been charged to an Oyo State High Court, in Ibadan, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office.

In a statement by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwajaren, Aremu was separately charged with eight counts while Adegboyega was docked on a two-count charge.

“Their charges bordering on obtaining money under false pretence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

“Aremu pleaded ‘guilty’ to counts 1,2,5,7 and 8 and ‘not guilty to counts 3, 4 and 6 of his charge, while “Adegboyega pleaded ‘not guilty to the two counts preferred against him.

“Given their plea, prosecution counsel, Ben Ubi asked for a date to review facts of the case against Aremu on the counts he pleaded ‘guilty’ to and a date for trial for the second defendant. He also prayed the court to remand the defendants with the Nigerian Correctional Service.

“The presiding judge, Justice Iyabo Yerima ordered that Aremu be remanded at the Ojo Correctional Centre and Adegboyega, at the Oyo Correctional Centre, Abolongo. Both cases were adjourned till May 6, 2021.”

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