The Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday arraigned the trio of Jessica Roselyn Edoleyi, Charles Endurance and Ayase Destiny.
They were arraigned before Justice S. M.Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretense, intent to defraud and impersonation.
Edoleyi was arraigned on a six-count charge for allegedly obtaining the sum of N2,550,000 from one Airiohuodion Efosa on the pretext of securing a Canadian Visa for him.
Charles Endurance and Ayase Destiny are alleged to have impersonated the identities of Roland Scout, Sina Joorachi , George Lawrence in their attempt to defraud unsuspecting foreign nationals.
Endurance was alleged to have fraudulently impersonated one Roland Scout , an American with intent to obtain money and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(2) (b)(ii) of the Cybercrime ( Prohibition Prevention, Etc) Act 2015 and punishable under same Act.
All the defendants pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges preferred against them by the EFCC.
In view of their plea, the prosecution counsel , K.U. Udus and K.Y. Bello prayed the court for a trial date and an order to remand the defendants at the Correctional Centre pending trial.
Justice Shuaibu adjourned the matter till October 18, 2021 for hearing of the bail application and ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Facility.