Wednesday, 20 April 2016

DSS arraigns two artisans for cloning Ambode's phone number (photos)

The Department of State Security (DSS) on Wednesday arraigned two artisans before an Isolo Magistrate Court for allegedly cloning the mobile line of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in order to perpetuate a N50 million fraud. The suspects, Rilwanu Jamiu and Balogun Stanley Oyewole, who claimed to be cocoa dealers were said to have attempted to initiate a N50 million transfer with the said mobile line.

Prosecuting counsel from the DSS, Mr. Peter Okerinmodun told Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo that the suspects were arrested after using the cloned mobile line of the Governor to send a text message to the Accountant General of the State requesting for transfer of N50 million on February 10, 2016. The two suspects, who conspired with others now at large, pleaded not guilty to the charges


The Chief judge granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million each and two sureties in like sum, ruling that one of the sureties must be a religious or community leader within the jurisdiction of the court, and that the accused persons must provide five years tax clearance certificates.
She however ordered the accused persons to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending the fulfillment of their conditions, and adjourned the case to May 10, 2016.

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