Female ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ Arrested & Arraign Before Court
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale, also known as Adeherself, who was arrested last month for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud known locally as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’.
Adeherself was arraigned on Monday before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offenses Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, on one count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.
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Adewale, 20, and his accomplice, Lamina Ajibola, were arrested in Agungi area of Lekki, Lagos State.
The charge read: “That you, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about 15th day of June 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled ‘WhatsApp’, which representations you knew or ought to have known, was false and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 6 (8) (b) and 1 (3) (d) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.”
Adewale, who told the police during interrogation that he posed as a lady to hoodwink foreigners, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, then asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that he be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service. The defense counsel informed the court of a bail application for his client and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.
Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020 for the hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in EFCC custody.