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EFCC rearraigns two men over alleged fraud

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For alleged possession of documents containing false information, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arraigned Sylvester Osolase and Mayaki Monday before a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja. 

They were arraigned before Justice Oluwotoyin Taiwo over alleged offence bordering on possession of documents containing false information.  
 
Osolase was arraigned on four-count while Moday was arraigned on 10-count charges. They pleaded not guilty to the charge. 

The anti-graft agency said his offence contravened Section 6, 8(b) and 1(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006. 

Part of the charge read that said, “Sylvester Osolase, on or about the 27th of May, 2018 at Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division of this honourable Court with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled “Priority Mail 2-DayTM” and Priority Mail 2-DayTM” which documents were printed out from your email address adcane01@yahoo.com and which you knew contained false information.

“That you Mayaki Monday on or about the 27th of May, 2018 with intent to defraud had in your possession e-mail correspondence titled ‘Re: their response Mary’s lawyer’ which you sent from your email address lawofficebarristerjoe@gmail.com to parts01@yahoo.com which email you knew contained false information”

Following their plea of not guilty, the prosecution counsel, Mrs. Vera Agboje, asked the court for a trial date while counsel to defendants, Mr. Lekan Egberongbe, prayed the court to allow the defendants to continue on the bail granted to them when they were first arraigned. 

The trial judge, however, adjourned the matter till February 4, 2019 for trial. The defendants were arrested on May 27, 2018 at River View Estate, Isheri, Lagos, following intelligence report received by the commission about their activities.

They were said to be dealing in classified scams. They were alleged to have used proceeds of their illicit deals to buy cars, paid their rents and travel around the world.

When they were arrested, the anti-graft squad found in their possession laptops, cars, mobile phones and incriminating documents that were printed from their emails.


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