A Federal High Court judge in Lagos today refused to hear the bail application of Nollywood film marketer, Seun Egbegbe, and his co-accused, Oyekan Ayomide, who are alleged to have defrauded some Bureau De Change (BDC) operators of millions of naira.
Egbegbe, whose real name is Olajide Oluwaseun Kareem, along with Ayomide, were arraigned before the court by the police last Friday on a 36 count-charge of conspiracy and fraud.
At the resumed hearing today, their lawyer, A. O. Gbadamoshi told the court that she started the process of filing their bail applications last Friday, but only succeeded in completing the processes yesterday when they were served on the police.
In response, Mr. Anyigor informed the court that he was unable to file a counter to the applications as they were only given to him in the office this morning and that he would need time to study the contents before filing a response.
Judge Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, presiding, then extended the remand order on the suspects till Tuesday, when their bail application will be entertained, and ordered that they be taken back to prison.
The two men are alleged to have defrauded the BDC Operators at various places in Lagos State between 2016 and February 2 this year, of N40.647 million; $29,800; and £4,815 pounds sterling.
The offenses are contrary to the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006.
Among the BDC operators allegedly defrauded are: Issa Adamu, Mohammed Sanni, Jubril Ado, Hassan Amodu, Bala Mohammed, Sanni Hassan, Abdullahi Mumuni, Suraju Garuba, Mutairu Shuaibu, Sanusi Muhammad, Kabiru Jubril.