EFCC’s Lagos Zonal office, on Thursday, August 2, 2018,
arraigned the trio of Adewale Dairo, a.k.a. Bobby Okantay, Badmus
Kayode Kafil and Baruwa Oluwaseun before Justice Chuka Obiozor of
the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on an eight-count
charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence to
the tune of N1,570,005.25.
The defendants who were charged alongside Kunle Chinyere,
Daniella Madu, Kola Ade and Theophilus Nweke Nnamdi (all at
large), allegedly conspired to obtain the money from one Haim Ben
Harush, an Israeli bicycle seller, under the pretence that they had a
manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom.

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One of the counts reads: “that you, Adewale Dairo, a.k.a Bobby
Okantay ‘M, Badmus Kayode Kafil ‘M’, Baruwa Oluwaseun ‘M’,
sometime in 2017 at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable
Court with intent to defraud, did fraudulently and dishonestly
conspire amongst yourselves to obtain the sum of N1,570,005.25
( One Million, Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand, Five Naira ,
Twenty -five Kobo) from one Haim Ben Harush ( an Israeli bicycle
seller) under false pretences that you have a bicycle manufacturing
plant in the United Kingdom, which pretence you knew to be false
and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) of the
Advance Fee Fraud and Other Frauds Related Offences Act 2006
and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

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The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against
them.
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Nwadu Ukoha, asked
the court for a trial date and prayed that the defendants be
remanded in prison custody. Counsels to the defendants urged the
court to grant their clients bail in the most liberal terms.
Justice Obiozor granted the defendants bail in the sum of N10m
(Ten Million Naira) each with one surety in like sum. The sureties
each must be resident in and own a property in Lagos.
They must show evidence of three years’ tax payment and swear to
an affidavit of means.

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