EFCC Arraigns A Man Over Conspiracy And Theft

On Thursday, a man identified as Taofeek Adereti was arraigned by the Economic Commission and Financial Crimes Commission before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for conspiracy and theft to the tune of N3,948,739.66.

According to reports, he stole money belonging to one Modinat Agbeniga and converted it to his personal use.

The charge read:

“That you, Taofeek Adereti and Monsurat Adereti (still at large), on or about August 23, 2017, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, dishonestly stole and converted to your use the sum of N2,854,494.52, the property of Mrs Modinat Agbeniga.”

In view of the defendant’s plea, the prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, requested a trial date, while the defence informed the court of a pending bail application.

Following the submission of both counsel, Justice Taiwo ordered the remand of the defendant in EFCC custody and adjourned the case till September 29, 2020, for the hearing of the bail application.

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