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Popular Social Media Influencer, Adeherself, Doesn’t Deserve Bail – EFCC Urges Court


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has urged an Ikeja Special Offences Court to deny popular social media influencer, Adedamola “Adeherself” Adewale, bail.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Samuel Daji, the lead prosecuting counsel for the anti-graft agency, made the plea on Monday during Adewale’s bail hearing on a charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

NAN reports that Adewale is popularly known as Adeherself.

“I urge the court to refuse the bail of the defendant and order accelerated hearing,”Daji said.

Earlier, the defence counsel, Mr Tunde Salami, had applied to the court to grant bail on liberal terms to Adewale who had been remanded in EFCC’s custody since July 7.

Following the submissions of the defence and prosecuting counsel, Justice Sherifat Solebo, adjourned the case till Wednesday for ruling on the bail application.

NAN reports that the defendant was arrested following intelligence reports received by the EFCC on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos.

According to the EFCC, Adewale had on June 15, with the intent to defraud, had in her possession a fraudulent document entitled “WhatsApp.”

“The offence violates Section 318 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011,”Daji had said.

The Street Journal had earlier reported that Adaherself and four others were before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

She had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

During interrogation, Adewale AKA “Adeherself” reportedly confessed to being a picker” in cybercrimes.

In view of her plea, the 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, before the next court hearing.

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