JUDICIARY
60 Year Old Professor, Others Charged With Fraud
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He was subsequently sentenced to one year imprisonment with effect from June 20, 2019 when he was arrested.

‘Gold Crumb’ was also to refund $500, through the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to his victim, and to equally forfeit his iPhone 6, Nokia 103 and Hp Laptop to the Federal government of Nigeria, being part of the benefit he derived from his fraudulent act.

Justice Oweibo granted Jide-Oni bail to the tune of N10 million and two sureties in like sum.

The sureties, the court held, must be of Grade Level 10 in the civil service and must be resident in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The judge also ordered that the accused person be remanded in Ilesha Prison pending the time he is able to fulfil his bail conditions as he adjourned substantive hearing till October 14.

Unlike Fatolu, other 11 suspects, who were charged with sundry internet-related offences including obtaining money by false pretence, impersonation, being in possession of forged and fraudulent documents to defraud people, pleaded not guilty to the respective charges preferred against them.

Consequent upon their not-guilty plea, EFCC counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi, asked the court for an order to remand them in prison and fix dates for the hearing of their cases. The court granted the remand prayer, and also fixed different dates for the hearings.

He fixed October 7 for the hearing of the cases involving Fatami, Adeleke, and Fadairo and ordered that they be remanded in the Ilesha Prison.

Olaleye and Azuka are to be remanded in Ado-Ekiti Prison till October 9 when their cases will be opened for hearing.

For Abdullahi, Oyewunmi and Bello, the hearings would hold on October 14. They are ordered to take shelter in Ilesha Prison till then.

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The judge equally fixed October 15 and 21 for hearing of Adesina and Owolabi’s cases while both will be housed in Ilesha prison pending the adjourned date. 

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Adebayo was, however, returned to the EFCC’s custody.