EFCC Arraigns One Of Most Wanted FBI Suspects In Ilorin

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin zonal office, Thursday arraigned a 36-year-old Joseph Oyediran, one of the most wanted suspects by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI.

Oyediran was arraigned before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, on a five-count charge bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related offenses, obtaining money under false pretense among others.

Count two of the charge read; ” that you Joseph Oyediran (Joe MG, Morris Graves) sometime in May 2015, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N1,421,968.00 from one Andrea Smith, a white American man in love with her, a representation you knew to be false, punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advanced fee fraud and other related offenses Act no.14 of 2006.”

Oyediran, however, pleaded not guilty to all the count charges leveled against him by the anti-graft agency.

When the matter was called Thursday, the prosecuting counsel, Sessan Ola, told the court, “my Lord, we have a five-count charge before this honorable court dated 19th September 2019, we urge the court to accept the charge and allow the accused person to take his plea.”

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Counsel to the accused, M A. Bello, did not object to the application.

After the plea was taken, prosecuting counsel informed the court that “in view of the defendant’s plea of not guilty we are asking for a trial date to enable the prosecution to prove its case, we also pray your Lordship to remand the defendant in prison custody pending the hearing and determination of this matter.”

Ruling on the submission, Justice Abdulgafar ordered that the accused person be remanded in Mandala prison and adjourned the case till September 9, 2019, for the commencement of trial.

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Updated: September 26, 2019 — 6:49 pm

9 Comments

  1. Well since the suspect said he is not guilty they should investigate the case to find out the truth of the source.

  2. Good job nigeria security agencie keep it up, we want to see a nigeria free of any kind of crime

  3. please the should treat him in a way that is due to his act ,he deserve more,infact to jail

  4. pleading ‘not guilty ‘ will not be of any h help, you must be judged and treated accordingly

  5. The proceedings and prosecution should be open for all to see. it should serve as warning for other yahoo boys

  6. Well since the suspect said he is not guilty they should investigate the case to find out the truth of the source.

  7. This attitude is what is given our country bad image across the the globe. Our society is not helping matter,we have lost our sense of values.titiles are given out to people who has sold there moral just because he is driving big car

  8. That’s very good, they should be properly dealt with, they are the bad seeds in Nigeria

  9. They should treat them accordingly, they feel the consequences of their did

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