Filmmaker Olajide Oluwaseun Kareem, more popularly known as Seun
Egbegbe, will remain in prison custody, as his application for bail
was put on hold due to the failure of the police to file a counter
The prosecutor, Innocent Anyigor, informed the court that the police
were unable to file a counter affidavit to hear Mr. Egbegbe's plea
because the police officer who would swear to the affidavit was ill.
"We have been served an affidavit but we are unable to file a counter
affidavit because the police officer who is supposed to depose to the
counter affidavit is sick. Because of this development, we will leave
the matter in discretion of the court to decide on what to do," the
prosecutor informed the court.
In response, the presiding judge, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, ordered
the police to present any officer who would depose to the counter
affidavit and subsequently adjourned the hearing of the bail
application to Friday, February 24, 2017.
The judge said, "Since the matter has been left in discretion of the
court, the court hereby gives the police till Thursday to file a
Mr. Egbegbe was arraigned alongside Oyekan Ayomide in a 39-count
charge for allegedly defrauding some Bureau De Change (BDC) operators
of N40.647 million, $29,800 and £4,815 at different areas in Lagos
State between 2016 and February 2, 2017. The offense contravenes the
provisions of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act