Two adult men have been arrained for their alleged involvement in online fraud.
The suspects identified as Aremu Ridwan Kunle and Adegboyega Adisa Adebayo were charged on Thursday, March 18 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan.
Separately, Aremu was charged with eight counts while Adegboyega was convicted on a two-count charge. Their charges bordered 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.
Adegboyega pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the two counts charges levelled against him, while Aremu pleaded ‘guilty’ to counts 1,2,5,7 and 8 and ‘not guilty’ to counts 3, 4 and 6 of his charge.
Following 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 Adegboyega. He also prayed the Court to have the defendants remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Service.
Justice Yerima directed 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