N40m scam: Court remands Seun Egbegbe, accomplice in prison

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Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday ordered Nollywood film marketer Olajide Oluwaseun Karrem popularly known as Seun Egbegbe and his co-accused, Oyekan Ayomide to be remanded in prison custody till next Tuesday when their bail applications would be entertained.

Egbegbe and his accomplice, Ayomide were last Friday arraigned before the court for allegedly defrauding some Bureau De Change (BDC) operators of multi-million naira.

The men of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) of Lagos State Police Command, Panti-Yaba, had arraigned him and co-accused on 36 counts charge of conspiracy and fraud.

In the charge marked FHC/L/40c/2017, filed before the court by the SCIID’s head of legal department, Mr. Effiong Asuquo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), the two accused, had between 2016 and February 2, 2017, were alleged to have defrauded the BDC Operators at various places in Lagos State to the tune of N40.647 million; $29, 800,00 USD; and £4, 815 United Kingdom Pounds Sterling.

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The offences alleged to have been committed by the two accused persons, are contrary to sections 8 and 1(1)(a)(B)(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006, and punishable under section 1(1) of the same Act.

At the resumed hearing of the accused persons bail application today, their lawyer, Miss. A. O. Gbadamoshi, told the court that she started the process of filling their applications last Friday, and that she succeeded in completing the filing processes on Tuesday, and served the applications at the police office on Tuesday. She also informed the court that she called the prosecutor, Mr. Innocent Anyigor, that she had served his office.

Accordingly, the police prosecutor, Mr. Anyigor, educated the court that he was not able document a counter to the applications, as he was just given the blamed applications safeguard in the workplace on Wednesday morning. He told the court that he will require time to concentrate the substance of the applications before documenting any reaction. Thus Mr. Anyigor encouraged the court to concede him dismissal to empower him answer to the blamed people’s safeguard applications.

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Among the BDC administrators purportedly cheated by the two denounced includes:Issa Adamu, Mohammed Sanni, Jubril Ado, Hassan Amodu, Bala Mohammed, Sanni Hassan, Abdullahi Mumuni, Suraju Garuba, Mutairu Shuaibu, Sanusi Muhammad, Kabiru Jubril.

Others are: Barowo Abdullahi, Yahu, Abubakar Musa, Abdullahi Babatunde, Nasir Musa, Umaru Haruna, Umaru Sanni, Mohammed Bello, Mohammed Alli, Abdulrazaq Sanni, Tairu Musa, Sulaiman Sheu, Amadu Abda and Dauda Ibrahim.

Check one of the charge against the two asserted fraudsters peruses: “that you Olajide Oluwaseun Karrem and Oyekan ayomide, approximately second February, 2017, in Lagos, inside the ward of this Honorable court by falsification and with expectation to cheat planned among yourselves to get the total of N2. 450, 000 million; £3000 Pounds Sterling from one Alhaji Isa Adamu, and in this way dedicated an offense in spite of Section 8 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offenses, and culpable under a similar Act.

The two blamed argued not liable to every one of the tallies charge. Upon their not-blameworthy supplication, the prosecutor, Mr. Guiltless Anyigor,urged the court to remand them in jail authority pending trial.

From that point, Justice Oguntoyinbo, requested that the two denounced people ought to be remanded in jail guardianship and deferred the becoming aware of their safeguard applications to February 21st.

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