EFCC’s Lagos Zonal workplace, on Thursday, August 2, 2018, arraigned the trio of Adewale Dairo, a.okay.a. Bobby Okantay, Badmus Kayode Kafil and Baruwa Oluwaseun earlier than Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on an eight-count cost bordering on conspiracy and acquiring below false pretence to the tune of N1,570,005.25.
The defendants who have been charged alongside Kunle Chinyere, Daniella Madu, Kola Ade and Theophilus Nweke Nnamdi (all at massive), allegedly conspired to acquire the cash from one Haim Ben Harush, an Israeli bicycle vendor, below the pretence that that they had a producing plant in the UK.
One of many counts reads: “that you just, Adewale Dairo, a.okay.a Bobby Okantay ‘M, Badmus Kayode Kafil ‘M’, Baruwa Oluwaseun ‘M’, someday in 2017 at Lagos throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom with intent to defraud, did fraudulently and dishonestly conspire amongst yourselves to acquire the sum of N1,570,005.25 ( One Million, 5 Hundred and Seventy Thousand, 5 Naira , Twenty -five Kobo) from one Haim Ben Harush ( an Israeli bicycle vendor) below false pretences that you’ve a bicycle manufacturing plant in the UK, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 8(a) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Frauds Associated Offences Act 2006 and punishable below Part 1(3) of the identical Act.”
The defendants pleaded not responsible to the cost most well-liked towards them.
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Nwadu Ukoha, requested the courtroom for a trial date and prayed that the defendants be remanded in jail custody. Counsels to the defendants urged the courtroom to grant their purchasers bail in essentially the most liberal phrases.
Justice Obiozor granted the defendants bail in the sum of N10m (Ten Million Naira) every with one surety in like sum. The sureties every have to be resident in and personal a property in Lagos.
They need to present proof of three years’ tax fee and swear to an affidavit of means.