The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned one Olamuyiwa Ojo (aka, Thomas Lawson, Farrah Reed, Adewunmi Taofiq Ajibade) before Justice S.S Ogunsanya of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on a seven count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence, forgery and possession of forged document.
Olamuyiwa allegedly defrauded one Reginald Burton, an Australian to the tune of N1, 290,161.13 (One Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand, one hundred and sixty- one naira, Thirteen Kobo) while posing as a woman by the name Farrah Reed. He deceived the victim by claiming to be in love with him.
One of the counts reads: “that you Olamuyiwa (aka, Farrah Reed, Adewunmi Taofiq Ajibade, Thomas Lawson) in the year 2014, at Abulegba within the Ikeja judicial division by false pretence and with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N1,088,657.05 (One Million, Eighty Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty Seven Naira, Five Kobo) from one Reginald Burton on the pretext that you Farrah Reed are in love with him and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006”.
The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
Justice Ogunsanya adjourned the case to 19th of November 2015 for hearing and ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of the bail application.
Six Suspected Robbers Arrested Over Attack On NTA Newscaster P
olice men attached to the State Anti- Robbery Squad Edo State police command are investigating six suspected armed robbers following an attempt by one the suspects to rob a female newscaster with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
It was learnt that the suspects were arrested by policemen attached to the Oba Police station and were later transferred to SARS following an order from the Edo state commissioner of police , Nr. Chris Ezike.
It was learnt that the suspects were exposed after a member of their gang simply identified as Stanley who claimed to be an Isoko man from Delta State attempted to rob the NTA staff with a locally made pistol at Ire Street Wire Road in Benin City .
Luck however ran out on the suspected armed robber when the newscaster (name withheld) over -powered the suspect and raised alarm which drew the attention of residents to her rescue .
It was learnt that the residents subsequently apprehended the armed robber and beat him to a pulp before he was handed over to the police.
– Xavier Ndanyongmong