Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday remanded wanted United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) suspected internet fraudster in custody.
Naija News understands that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had late last month paraded the 36- year- old, identified as Joseph Oyediran in Ilorin for allegedly benefiting a sum to the tune of N60 million from internet fraud via Western Union Transfer.
The Ilorin zone of the EFCC on Thursday, September 26, arraigned Oyediran before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar on a-five count charge bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related offences, not excluding, obtaining money under false pretence.
Count two of the charge reads as thus: “That you, Joseph Oyediran (Joe MG, Morris Graves), sometime in May 2015, within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court, with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N1,421,968.000 from one Andrea Smith a white American woman on the false pretence that you were Joe MG a white American man in love with her, a representation you knew to be false punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee fraud and other fraud related Offences Act no.14of 2006.”
However, Oyediran pleaded not guilty to all the five-count charge levelled against him by the anti-graft body.