Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, 6th November 2017, arraigned one Afolabi Ojo (a.k.a. Kemisola) before Justice M. A. Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo on a 3-court charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretense and possession of false documents.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In view of the plea of the defendant, prosecution counsel, Cosmos Ugwu prayed the court for a trial date and urged the court to remand the defendant in prison custody.
Justice Onyetenu adjourned the case to 21 November, 2017 for ruling on bail and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ilesshe prison pending the ruling of his bail application.
Afolabi, a student of the Polytechnic of Ire, (Ire-Poly), Ire, Osun State, was charged to court following a petition from a complainant who alleged that sometimes in June, 2017, while window shopping on Instagram, she came across some slippers and shoes on a page "Best Classic Store" owned by one purported Kemisola with WhatsApp number 08106802815 displayed on the page.
According to the petitioner, after negotiation with the said Kemisola she paid the agreed sum of N53,000.00 (Fifty-Three Thousand Naira Only) to an account owned by one Oyebola Olasunkanmi with account number 0027735703 domiciled in one of the first generation banks.
After payment, she chatted with the suspect who allegedly claimed that he did not get the alert of her payment and the excused continued for 3 days after which he stopped picking her calls. At this stage, it dawned on her that she had been duped.