‘Internet Fraudster’ Remanded In Kwara

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital, on Wednesday remanded a-36 year old re-arrested suspected internet fraudster Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned the accused Abolarin Kayode before the court over offences bordering on internet fraud and other fraud related offences.

The accused was first arraigned in February 2019 before Justice Babagana Ashigar of a Federal High Court in Ilorin but absconded after he was granted bail.

He ran out of luck in August this year when operatives of the commission traced to G.R.A, Ilorin and got him arrested.

At yesterday sitting, EFCC arraigned Abolarin on seven count charge before the court presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye.

One of the count reads “that you, Abolarin Kayode (Alias Lauren Saint) on or about the 6th day of February 2019, in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kwara state, with intent to defraud, had in your possession a document containing false pretence, to with; a gmail titled paid to drive initiative by your budweiser which you sent to one Chad Bakichan American citizen through your acclaimed email laurensaint345@gmail.com, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 6 read along with section 8 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1 of the same Act.”

Updated: October 5, 2019 — 6:56 am

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