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The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned one Oweleke Bobby Jospeh earlier than Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a two-remember rate bordering on ownership of files containing fake pretence.
The EFCC stated this in a statement.
The offence is opposite to Section 6 and 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and different Related Fraud Offences Act 2006.
One of the counts reads: “Oweleke Bobby Joseph (aka Prince Andrew), on or approximately the twenty fourth of August 2022 at Lagos , withinside the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom docket, had on your ownership files titled: “Google Account”, in which you falsely represented your self as Prince Andrew and which you have been born on February 19th, 1960, which changed into published out of your iPhone and which record you knew or have to have recognized contained fake pretence.”
He pleaded “now no longer guilty” to the charges.
In view of his plea, the prosecuting counsel, M.S. Owede, prayed the courtroom docket for an ordeal date.
The defence counsel, Semilore Onifade, however, knowledgeable the courtroom docket that “we’ve reached out to the prosecution for a plea bargain”, and so prayed the courtroom docket for “a quick date to ideal the process”.
He in addition prayed that the defendant be remanded withinside the EFCC custody withinside the meantime.
In response, the prosecution additionally showed the placement of the defence, in regards to being approached for a plea bargain.
Consequently, Justice Dada adjourned the problem until November 18, 2022 “for document and trial”, and ordered that the defendant be remanded on the Correctional Centre of his choice.