EFCC Oppose Bail Application For Adeherself, Ruling Reserved For Wednesday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has opposed a bail application lodged on behalf of Instagram influencer, Adedamola Adewale, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Samuel Daji, the lead prosecuting counsel for the anti-graft agency, made the plea on Monday during Ms 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,” Mr Daji said.

Earlier, the defence counsel, Tunde Salami, had applied to the court to grant bail on liberal terms to Ms 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 for ruling on the bail application.

According to the EFCC, Mr Adewale had on June 15, with the intent to defraud, had in her possession a fraudulent document entitled “WhatsApp.”

“The offence violates Section 318 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011,”Daji had said.