Seun Egbegbe to remain in prison till 2021 after losing bid to discontinue trial 

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Seun Egbegbe to remain in prison till 2021 after losing bid to discontinue trial

Disgraced Lagos socialite, Olajide Olwaseun Kareem better known as Seun Egbegbe is to be remanded in prison custody until January after losing his no-case submission in court.

Seun Egbegbe through his lawyers had pleaded with a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to discontinue the matter stating that the police had no case against him. Justice Oluremi Ogunyoyinbo however dismissed his no-case submission while adjourning till January 12, 2021. The judge noted that the police has established a prima facie case against Egbegbe and his accomplices.

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Seun Egbegbe is facing a 40 count charge for serial fraud. The socialite and former filmmaker was nabbed on February 2nd, 2017 when he attempted to swindle some Bureau de Change operators of some huge foreign currency. This was months after he had earlier been nabbed in Computer Village, Ikeja where he attempted to steal nine brand new iPhones while posing as a buyer. On both occasions, he was beaten to a pulp by a mob before being handed over to the Police. After the Ikeja incident, he was released on bail only to perpetuate a similar offence against the BDC operators months later.

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February 2021 will make it four years since Seun Egbegbe has been in prison custody.

The suspected criminal had for the last few years been unable to meet up with bail conditions. The trial judge, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo had set his bail at N5million with stringent conditions.

The conditions included two sureties with one being a level 16 civil servant, while the other surety must be a landowner Lagos metropolis. The landowner must submit his Certificate of Occupancy for the landed property, while the civil servant must submit his international passport to the court.

Also, the sureties must swear to an affidavit while the house and office addresses and a telephone number must be submitted.

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