- Social media influencer, Aderherself has been arraigned in court for charges of alleged fraud
- She was arraigned by the EFCC before a special offence court on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents
- The comedian who was picked alongside 4 others, has pleaded not guilty to the offence
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Nigerian comedienne and influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat also known as Adeherself, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the special offence court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.
Recall in June, she was arrested alongside four others for alleged internet fraud, leaving social media users stunned and disappointed that she would engage in such criminal activities.
It was reported that during interrogation, Adeherself confessed to being a 'picker' in cybercrimes.
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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 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 defense counsel, however, 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.
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In other news, while many Nigerians continue to condemn Ray Hushpuppi for his alleged fraudulent activities, it appears not everyone shares this sentiment. One of such is a music promoter identified on Instagram as Olaitan.
According to him, Hushpuppi is an icon who sacrificed himself for his family. Olaitan in a lengthy post on Instagram, eulogized the alleged fraudster, stating that he once lost his sister due to his inability to pay a hospital bill of N3,500.
In the post, Olaitan stated that only one who had seen real poverty could understand the hunger and thirst for wealth. He added that he was in no position to judge Hushpuppi who decided to save his family from poverty.
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