The accused individuals have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal workplace, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, on felony expenses bordering on conspiracy, cash laundering and acquiring cash by false pretense.
The court had earlier granted the Commission’s prayer for an order of interim forfeiture of properties traced to Alli in addition to freezing of accounts he allegedly used to acquired proceeds of crime.
According to the count-one of the fees, Olusegun and Kolawole conspired with Alli to acquire cash below false pretenses from one Attiogbe, Daniel Babatunde.
The expenses towards the trio contravene Section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, Section 1 (10 (a) and punishable below Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2012 (As Amended) and punishable below Section 15 (3) of the identical Act.
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Before their arrest, the Commission had acquired a number of intelligence reports linking Alli to collection of fraud allegations involving massive sums of cash.
Details on the intelligence alleged that he engages in cash doubling via which he swindled and picked up cash from his victims with the promise of utilizing his ‘spiritual powers’ to multiply the sums for them, however would as an alternative divert similar to his private use.
He was arrested on July 9, 2019. His confessions later led to the arrest of his conspirators.
The Commission thereafter filed an application searching for an interim forfeiture order of the properties and accounts of the suspects.
The application is pursuant to Sections 28, 29, and 34(1) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Co mission (Establishment) Act, 2004, Sections 333 and 337 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, Section 44 (1)2)(okay) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended) and below the Interim Jurisdiction of the Honourable Court.
Justice Ajoku granted the application of the EFCC and ordered that the properties of the suspects be quickly forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
She additionally ordered the freezing of their financial institution accounts pending the conclusion of the investigation, prosecution and remaining dedication of the instances towards them.
The properties embody 5 buildings, three automobiles and hectares of farm land.
Today, the accused individuals have been known as upon to take their plea.
They all pleaded not responsible to the fees most well-liked towards them.
Alli pleaded not responsible to 22-count expenses, Olusegun pleaded not responsible to 32-count expenses, whereas Kolawole pleaded not responsible to his one-count cost of conspiracy.
Due to the not-guilty plea, prosecution counsel, Oluwatinuwe Daramola, prayed the court for a trial date and an order to remand the accused individuals in jail custody.
However. counsels to the accused individuals prayed the court for a brief date to listen to the purposes of their respective purchasers.
Bala Yakubu represented Alli, Babatunde Ajibola stood in for Olusegun, whereas Oluwole Adeosun advocated for Kolawole.
The presiding choose, nevertheless, refused their prayers stating that their purposes weren’t but earlier than the court.
She mentioned the court registrar would talk the date for bail argument to the parties as soon as the purposes are correctly introduced earlier than the court.
Justice Ajoku then ordered that the accused individuals be remanded in jail custody as she adjourned the matter to November 22, 2019 for tria
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