The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) of the Lagos State Police Command in Panti, Yaba presented an amended charge before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday to enable the police to arraign three other suspects arrested in connection with the criminal offenses levied against Olajide Oluwaseun Kareem, popularly known as Seun Egbegbe.
The suspects – Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf, and Muyideen Shoyombo – allegedly aided Mr. Egbegbe in carrying out his criminal activities.
According to the amended charge sheet, the trio were involved only in counts one and two, which accused them of conspiring to obtain the sum of N2,450,000 and 3,000 pounds sterling from one Alhaji Isa Adamu. The offenses contravened the provisions of section 8 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
Mr. Kareem, who is reportedly the younger brother of the Nollywood producer, told reporters when he was paraded at the police command in Ikeja that he knew nothing about his brother’s criminal acts, adding that Mr. Egbegbe only wanted to incriminate him for reasons best known to him.
He added that Mr. Egbegbe sent him a text while in prison custody.
“On the day Seun was arrested at Ikeja, it was my boss that told me that he saw the story on Facebook and went to Area F to see him,” Mr. Kareem said. “But after then, he was charged to court and I didn’t go to see him, only for me to receive an SMS from him saying that he heard I was partying while he was languishing in prison?,” he continued.
At the resumption of the trial, the judge scolded the prosecutor, Anyigor Innocent.
“I don’t have the luxury of the time you have, I am not a police woman. You have to make up your mind on who to charge. You cannot be taking us back and forth like an Abiku,” she warned the prosecutor.
Mr. Egbegbe and one Oyekan Ayomide were first arraigned on February 11, 2017 on a 40-count charge to which they pleaded not guilty. They have since been held in prison custody as they were unable to perfect their bail condition.
Source: Sahara Reporters