The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, yesterday arraigned one Abiodun Olumuyiwa Adesina before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, on a one-count charge of stealing to the tune of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira).
The count reads: “That you, Olumuyiwa Abiodun Adesina, sometime in February 2017, in Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division, dishonestly converted for your own use the sum of Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00), property of Mr. Onarinde Sodiq and committed an offence contrary to Sections 258 (9) (b)and (c) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.”
The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charge, prompting prosecution counsel, Ebuka S. Okongwu to ask for a trial date, and to pray that the defendant be remanded in correctional facility.
Counsel to the defendant, Femi Onatokun, however, urged the court to remand his client in the EFCC custody and for a short date to hear the bail application.
Justice Solebo adjourned the matter until February 10, 2020 for hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in the correctional facility.