Popular social media influencer, Adedamola “Adeherself” Adewale has finally being granted bail.
Adewale was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 at a Ikeja Special Offences Court sitting today.
Recall that the Instagram influencer was picked up on allegations of internet fraud aka Yahoo Yahoo alongside four others on June 16, 2020.
In a ruling on Wednesday, July 15, Justice Sherifat Solebo also ordered that Adewale must provide two sureties with reliable means of income which would be verified by the court.
Solebo adjourned the case until Aug. 5 for substantive hearing.
The defendant, who had been in the custody of the EFCC following her arraignment in court on July 7, is facing a charge of possession of fraudulent documents
Adeherself was arrested following intelligence received by the EFCC on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos.
Adeherself’s bail was granted in spite of the prosecution’s pleas for the judge to remand the influencer. At the commencement of the trial yesterday, Mr Samuel Daji, EFCC’s lead prosecuting counsel made the plea to the court.
“I urge the court to refuse the bail of the defendant and order accelerated hearing.” he said
Adewale, 20, and her accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, were arrested at the Agungi area of Lekki, Lagos State.