The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned social
media influencer and comedian, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a
Adeherself) before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court
sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of
Adeherself was arrested last month following intelligence received by
the Commission on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in
internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.
The count read: “That you, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about the
15th day of June 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this
honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession
documents titled “WhatsApp”, which representations you knew or ought to
have known, was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to
Section 6 (8) (b) and 1 (3) (d) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud
Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.
She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji asked the court for a
trial date and also prayed that she be remanded in the custody of the
Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.
The defence counsel informed the court of a bail application for his
client and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.
Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020, for the hearing of
the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in
the EFCC custody.