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Adeherself To Be Remanded In EFCC Custody After First Court Appearance

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Popular social media sensation and self-acclaimed model, Adeherself has been ordered to be remanded in EFCC custody after making her first court appearance today.

Adeherself whose real name is Adedamola Adewale Rukayat was arrested last month by EFCC for fraud where she confirmed to being a “picker” after questioning.

She was arraigned before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents, a charge she pleaded not guilty to.

The count read: “That you, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about the 15th day of June 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled “WhatsAPP”, which representations you knew or ought to have known, was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 (8) (b) and 1 (3) (d) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.

In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that she be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.

The defence counsel informed the court of a bail application for his client and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.

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Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020, for the hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in the EFCC custody

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