Court rules against Seun Egbegbe, other’s bid to quash fraud charges

Seun Egbegbe

The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the no-case submissions filed by Lagos socialite and filmmaker Seun Egbegbe and his four co-defendants in the fraud charges filed against them by the police.

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo ruled that the police had been able to establish a prima facie case against them which requires that they put in their defence.

Mr Egbegbe is standing trial alongside Oyekan Ayomide, Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen Shoyombo.

Born Olajide Kareem, the filmmaker was accused of scamming no fewer than 30 bureau de change operators in Lagos of various sums both in local and foreign currencies between 2015 and 2017.

Police put the total sum at N39, 098,100, $90,000 and £12,550.

Egbegbe was first arraigned in February 2017 before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo.

He has been in the prison custody since that time due to inability to meet the N5 million bail granted him by the court.

The case was adjourned till January 12, 2021 for the defendants to open their defence.