A Nigerian filmmaker, Olajide Oluwaseun Karrem alias Seun Egbegbe was on Friday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding 33 Bureau De Change operators.
The filmmaker was arraigned on 36 counts charge by men of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, alongside his one Oyekan Ayomide.
In the charge marked FHC/L/40c/2017, filed before the court by the SCIID's head of legal department, Mr. Effiong Asuquo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), the two suspected fraudster were alleged to have between 2016 and February 2, 2017, defrauded the BDC Operators at various places in Lagos State to the tune of N40.647 million; $29, 800,00; and 4, 815 United Kingdom Pounds Sterling.
According to police prosecutor, Mr. Anyigor Innocent, the offences are contrary to sections 8 and 1(1)(a)(B)(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006, and punishable undersection 1(1) of the same Act.
The BDC operators allegedly defrauded by the accused include: Issa Adamu, Mohammed Sanni, Jubril Ado, Hassan Amodu, Bala Mohammed, Sanni Hassan, Abdullahi Mumuni, Suraju Garuba, Mutairu Shuaibu, Sanusi Muhammad, Kabiru Jubril. Others are: Barowo Abdullahi, Yahu, Abubakar Musa, Abdullahi Babatunde, Nasir Musa, Umaru Haruna, Umaru Sanni, Mohammed Bello, Mohammed Alli, Abdulrazaq Sanni, Tairu Musa, Sulaiman Sheu, Amadu Abdaand Dauda Ibrahim.
The two accused, however pleaded not guilty to all the counts charge. Upon their non-guilty plea, the prosecutor, Mr. Anyigor, urged the court to remand them in Prison's custody pending when the trial begin. But their lawyer, A. O. Gbadamoshi, pleaded with the court to give date for the hearing of his Clients' bail applications. He informed the court that he is yet to file the application.
Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, ordered that the two accused persons be remanded In Prison's custody. The matter was adjourned till March 10, for trial.