On February 8, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arrested comedian Adedamola Adewale, also known as Adeherself, for allegedly defrauding a Nigerian bank out of N7.9 million.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Adewale was charged on three counts, including conspiracy to gain money via false pretenses, attempt to obtain money through false pretenses, and retention of proceeds of criminal activity, along with two other suspects still at large.
The Ikeja Special Offenses Court’s Justice Mojisola Dada heard her plea of not guilty to the accusation.
Informing the court that the matter had been reassigned, EFCC attorney Mr. Samuel Daji begged it to hold the defendant awaiting the start of the trial.
“My lord, this case was heard before Justice Sherifat Solebo before she retired, and when it was transferred to this honourable court, I informed my learned friend that the case would be coming up on Jan. 25.
He said he thought it was the day before. This is a matter that is starting afresh before your lordship, and we do not know if the sureties, who stood for her earlier, are dead or not.
It is proper for the defence to apply afresh for bail before your lordship,” he said.
Defence counsel, Mr Kassim Molade, however, prayed the court to retain the bail granted by Solebo to the defendant, pending the filing of a new bail application.
According to Molade, the defendant has not been absent from court and is ready to make herself available for trial.
“We passionately urge your lordship to allow the defendant to continue to enjoy the bail given to her by the sister court. The reason we were not here on Jan. 25 is that prosecution did not get back to me.
I assure your lordship that before the close of today, I will rush to the sister court to get a copy of the ruling on the bail application,” he said
The judge consequently retained the bail granted to the defendant by Solebo pending the filing of a new bail application by the defence counsel.
See how netizens react below;
unified_wale: May we not see Efcc wahala.. e no dey finish.. As una dey pray make una no see wahala, try dey avoid doing crime too.
virtually.an.angel: Once you’re on their radar, it takes the intervention of the trinity to set you free .
thekanyinsola: Her case is still pending and she’s doing podcast..
rosythrone: EFCC wahala nor be wetin person pray for. It sha be far from us.
_gloriababyy : So even women dey do yahoo. I dey really play with my future. Ade was really Herself .
banjiog_: They forgot about her case until she granted interview that men don’t have games. The thing pain EFCC.