EFCC Rearraigns Social Media Influencer, Adeherself, Over Alleged Internet Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos Zonal Office, has re-arraigned popular social media influencer and comedienne, Adedamola Adewale a.k.a Adeherself, before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for an alleged internet fraud of N7.9 million.
The influencer was docked before Justice Mojisola Dada on a three-count charge of attempt to obtain money by false pretences, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, and conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences.
Adeherself pleaded not guilty to these charges.
The EFCC counsel, Samuel Daji informed the court that the defendant had being arraigned before one Justice Sherifat Solebo, who is now retired from the bench, and the case has now been reassigned.
Daji told the court that since the case was reassigned, there is a need for a proper bail application by the defence before the defendant could be released from custody.
He said “My Lord, this case was heard by Justice Solebo Sherifat before she retired, and when it was transferred to this honourable court, I informed my learned colleague that the case would be coming up on the 25th of January. He said he thought it was the day before.
“This is a matter that is starting before your lordship, and we do not know if her sureties, who stood for her earlier, are dead or alive. It is proper for the defence to apply for fresh bail before your lordship,”
However, Kassim Molade, the defence counsel, pleaded with the court to permit his client to continue with the bail granted by Justice Solebo, pending the time he would file a new bail application.
Recall that KanyiDaily had reported how EFCC arrested Social media influencer, Adeherself, and four others for internet fraud in Lagos