Photo: EFCC Arraigns 19-Year Old Internet Scammer

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Here’s a press statement by EFCC;

A 19-year-old suspected internet fraudster Ojosipe Adebayo,
has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
before Justice A.O Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on a two- count
-charge bordering on possession of a document containing false pretences and
forgery.

The defendant is allegedly a member of a syndicate of
internet fraudsters that specialize in using fake cheques and scam mails to
defraud unsuspecting victims.
When the charges were read to the accused person, he pleaded
not guilty. One of the charges read:

“That you Ojosipe Adebayo (a.k.a.
“Marty Jason” and “Candice”) on or about the 8th day of
May, 2014 at Lagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division had in your possession a
document in which you represented yourself to be a single lady called Candice
from Trenton, New Jersey, United States who helps the needy to organise Charity
concerts and also helps the homeless to get funds for Motherless Babies Homes
which representations you knew or ought to have known to be false having regard
to be circumstances of this case”.

In view of the plea of the defendant, the prosecution
counsel, Ayokunle Fayanju prayed the court for a trial date and also for the
defendant to be remanded in prison custody. However, defence counsel, Michael
Asai asked for a short adjournment in order to file an application for bail.
Justice Ipaye subsequently remanded the defendant in Kirikiri Maximum Prison
and adjourned the matter to May 21, 2015, for hearing of the bail application
and commencement of trial.

Media & Publicity 5th May, 2015

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