Akeredolu (aka Susan Henderson) was being prosecuted by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a three-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretences, possession of fraudulent documents and forgery.
The commission alleged that the accused had been posing online as a woman under the name Susan Henderson through which he fraudulently obtained gift cards worth $300 from one Ross Kirkley.
However, when the charges were read to Akeredolu, he pleaded not guilty.
The EFCC’s counsel, Mabas Mabur, asked the court for a trial date and an order to remand the accused in prison custody.
Mabur, however, opposed both prayers by the counsel, arguing that since the defendant was already before the court, it was only appropriate that he was remanded in prison custody.
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