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Students Arraigned For $4500 Fraud

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 8:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Judith Eshemitan, Reporter, Lagos


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday arraigned 17 year old Ojosipe Adedayo and his 24-year old accomplice Owolabi Ahmed before an Ikeja High Court, presided over by Justice Atinuke Ipaye, on charges of fraud and obtaining under false pretences.

Adedayo, a HND II student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State,an indigene of Alowonle Adigbe, Abeokuta, Ogun State is charged for fraudulently duping one Adam Denborsky, an American citizen of the sum of $2000.

Part of the charge reads, “Ojosipe a.k.a Marty Jason and Candice, on or about May 8, 2014 in Lagos had in your possession a document in which you represented yourself to be a single lady called Candice from Trenton, New Jersey, United States, who helps the needy to organise charity concerts and also help the homeless to get funds for Motherless Babies Home, which representations you knew to be false.”

According to the prosecution, the defendant was alleged to have confessed receiving the sum of $2000 from one American, Adam Denborsky, who lives in the United States of America, through Western Union money transfer, having met the victim on facebook, and he (Ojosipe) posed as 30 year old Marty Jason from Pennyslyvania, USA on a facebook account which he uses for fraud.

The defendant was also alleged to have confessed to have used the money to buy phone and cloths.

On the other hand, Owolabi Ahmed, a.k.a Candice Skye, an HND II Electrical and Electronics student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State was arraigned on three count charge of fraud.

Owolabi Ahmed was alleged to have represented himself as an orphaned single girl, Candice Skye from the United States. He was said to have pretended to be dealing in gemstone and need the sum of $2500 to facilitate an authorisation letter required by the Customs and Excise to clear your good.

The prosecutor, Emmanuel Jackson said the offence is contrary to Section 6,8(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act NO 14 of 2006.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge and were remanded them in prison custody by Justice Ipaye who adjourned hearing of their bail application till May 21,2015.