Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a 19-year-old male suspected internet fraudster for allegedly feigning to be a female American philanthropist with the intention to commit fraud.
Ojosipe Adebayo has appeared before Justice Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on a two- count -charge bordering on possession of a document containing false pretences and forgery.
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“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,” read a charge.
He is pleading not guilty.
Justice Ipaye has subsequently remanded the defendant in Kirikiri Maximum Prison and adjourned the matter to May 21 for hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial.
- CAJ News