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15 Dec 2017

News in Pictures: Young Fraudsters Nabbed by EFCC for Document Forgery

Men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arraigned some alleged fraudsters for document forgery.
The fraudsters were brought before a court
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 arraigned one Oluwaseun Michael before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a one-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents.

The offence is contrary to Section 6,8(B) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006. The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, M. K. Basheer, asked for a trial date and urged the court to remand the suspect in prison custody. The defence counsel, however, told the court that he had filed an application for bail on behalf of his client. Justice Dada ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody.

The case was adjourned to Monday, December 18, 2017 for hearing of bail application. In a related development, another suspected fraudster, Okolonta Felix, was also arraigned yesterday before Justice Dada on a two-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents, an offence contrary to Section 6, 8( B), 1(3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006.

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, M.K.Basheer, asked for a trial date and urged the court to remand the suspect in prison custody. Counsel to the defendant , however, sought to move an application for bail on behalf of his client.

Having listened to both parties, Justice Dada ordered the defendant to be remanded in Ikoyi prison. The case was adjourned to December 18, 2017 for hearing of bail application.


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