$1.4b Fraud: EFCC Presents First Witness Against Suspect In Lagos

The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday presented its first prosecution witness, PW1, Ayotunde Solademi, a Foreign Service National Investigator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Office of the Legal Attache in the US Consulate in Nigeria, against one Kolawole Adedayo Erinle,  who is facing trial over an alleged $1.4bn fraud, before Justice R.A. Oshodi of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.

Erinle and his company,  Rinde-Remdex Nigeria Limited, are being prosecuted on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of $1,410,000 (One Million Four-Hundred and Ten Thousand United States Dollars). 

Erinle is alleged to have defrauded the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, KCUMB, in the United States of about $1,412,509 USD.

They were previously arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on March 11, 2022.

However, the trial could not continue before the retirement of Justice Taiwo, thereby prompting the re-assignment of the case to Justice Oshodi. 


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