Internet Scam: Court Remands 5 Men For Impersonating Foreigners
A Lagos Federal High Court, today, ordered the remand five men in Ikoyi’s Centre of the National Correctional Services (NCoS), for alleged fraudulent impersonation of foreigners on Facebook, Google and Instagram.
The court presided over by Justice Abimbola Awogboro, made the order following the men’s arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through its counsel Mr Suleiman Suleiman.
According to the EFCC, they were suspected of committing the alleged offence within the court’s jurisdiction in furtherance of internet scams.
The defendants are; Abiola Basit (a.k.a. Jose Joaquin Tapia Espires); Idris Abayomi Fadipe (a.k.a Brenda Moseley; Adeyemi Temitope Samuel (a.k.a. Loretta Lopez); Lateef Olayinka Abiodun (a.k.a. Cheary Jacqelind Nichole) and Akpan Emmanuel Taiwo (a.k.a Tessa Fowler).
Those that pleaded guilty to a separate one-count charge marked FHC/L/360c/2021; FHC/L/359c/2021; FHC/L/361c/2021; and FHC/L/356c/2021 are: Fadipe, Samuel, Abiodun and Taiwo.
Justice Awogboro adjourned till December 30 for review of the facts of the case, for those that pleaded guilty to the charges. While Basit, who pleaded not guilty to a charge marked FHC/L/358c/2021, have his case adjourned till December 29, for hearing of his bail application.