The Ibadan office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday 22nd, November, 2018 arraigned one Abayomi Olagoke Olasunkanmi before Justice W. O. Akanbi of the State High Court 3, sitting in Osogbo, Osun State. He was arraigned on a twelve-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence contrary to Section 8(a) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, No. 14 of 2006. The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
One of the count reads: “that you Abayomi Olagoke Olasunkanmi a.k.a. Adedoyin Benson, Babarinde Julius; Pastor Amos Komolafe (at large); Olajire Ezikiel (at large) and Amoo Kazeem (at large) on or about 20th day of June, 2017 at Osogbo within the Osogbo Judicial Division with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N350, 000. (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from Guaranty Trust Bank account No. 0034871309 belonging to Agbede Oluwasegun Olamide under the false pretence that it was for the purpose of buying chemicals to wash foreign currency (Dollars).
In view of his plea, the defense counsel, S. A. Animashaun filed bail application for the defendant which was served to the prosecuting counsel in court. The prosecuting counsel, Mabas Mabir, however, prayed the court for a date for hearing of the substantive case and the bail application of the defendant.
Justice Akanbi however, adjourned the case to 3rd December, 2018 for hearing of bail application and commencement of trial. Meanwhile, the court ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing and determination of his bail application.