Woodberry pleads not guilty to fraud charges, hearing on Saturday, August 8

Woodberry pleads not guilty to fraud charges, hearing on Saturday, August 8

- Woodberry whose real name is Olalekan Ponle has pleaded not guilty to the grand jury charges against him

- The accused was extradited to the US after he was arrested in UAE for wire transfer fraud of tricking companies in the US

- Woodberry's trial hearing will happen on Saturday, August 8

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Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, has pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cummings of the US Court in Illinois.

It should be noted that Woodberry is facing charges on wire fraud following his arrest in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, June 10, Premium Times reports.

The Nigerian was accused of misleading US companies in Iowa, Michigan, New York and California into sending money in the tune of millions of dollars.

Though Woodberry was earlier dismissed on the complaint against him, the grand jury indictment against him of eight-count charge is still very much ongoing.

A collage showing Woodberry. Photo source: Instagram/Woodberry

A collage showing Woodberry. Photo source: Instagram/Woodberry
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On Saturday, July 25, the defendant was in court as he submitted a plea of not guilty after he acknowledged the receipt of the indictment. His trial hearing has, therefore, been set for Saturday, August 8.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Woodberry employed the services of another top Chicago's lawyer, Michael Nash, to defend him in court.

Woodberry was arrested alongside Hushpuppi for alleged multi-million dollar fraud. The Nigerian big boy is currently held in the United States of America.

The 29-year-old seemed to have taken the footsteps of his partner in crime, Hushpuppi, who also employed the services of a top Chicago lawyer to defend him in court.

In other news, on Tuesday, July 28, the young man took to social media to share how he stuck to his moral code even if it meant giving back money.

Ntuli revealed a large sum of money was paid into his account by mistake. A complete stranger accidentally transferred R9000 (N211,128.95) into his bank account.

However, instead of going on a shopping spree, Ntuli did what was right when the rightful owner contacted him.

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Also, the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, July 29, reacted to the viral video of a young boy telling his mom to calm down as he was about to be punished.

Sanwo-Olu said he was "moved by the boy's sobriety" as the boy begged for one more chance as a "regular offender".

He said that the video showed that parents put in a lot of work to raise their kids as he added that he hoped that the mother really "calmed down" as the boy asked.

The governor used the opportunity to tell Lagosians to calm down during this festive period as they mark the 2020 Sallah celebration with the consciousness of protecting themselves against Covid-19.

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