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EFCC urges court to deny popular social media influencer, Adeherself bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has urged an Ikeja Special Offences Court to deny popular social media influencer, Adedamola “Adeherself” Adewale bail.

Mr. Samuel Daji, the lead prosecuting counsel for the anti-graft agency, made the plea on Monday, July 13, during Adewale’s bail hearing on a charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

“I urge the court to refuse the bail of the defendant and order accelerated hearing,” Daji said.

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Before the bail hearing, the defence counsel, Mr. Tunde Salami had applied to the court to grant bail on liberal terms to Adewale who had been remanded in EFCC’s custody since July 7.

Following the submissions of the defence and prosecuting counsel Justice Sherifat Solebo adjourned the case till Wednesday, July 15, for ruling on the bail application.

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Adeherself was arrested last month following intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

 She was recently arraigned on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

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