Serial suspect Seun Egbeegbe (Alhaji Olanrewaju Oluwaseun Olasunkanmi Kazeem, also known as Olajide Kareem) has spent five weekends in Ikoyi Prisons, following his remand by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of Federal High Court 8 in Ikoyi (Lagos) on Friday, February 10, 2017.
In spite of being granted bail on Friday, February 24, he’s still struggling to perfect the conditions on Monday, March 13, 2017.
Arraigned for defrauding bureau de change operators of N40 million, $28,900 and £4,815 on Friday, February 10, the case now parades a 40-count charge.
With bail granted on Friday, February 24, Egbeegbe and his accomplice (Ayomide Oyekan) are still in Ikoyi Prisons trying to find two sureties each (a civil servant on level 16 and a property owner in Lagos).
The sureties are to deposit their international passport and certificate of occupancy, along with office and home addresses verified by the court.
And for days, the sureties have not been found by the accused persons.
Spending his 39th day in detention (at Ogudu Area Command, Lagos Police Command in Ikeja and Ikoyi Prisons), Egbeegbe is expectedly worried. Apart from dwindling visitors, his aides have deserted him.
Arrested at Gbagada General Hospital after he was nabbed by passersby following allegations that he swindled two forex traders of $9,000 and £3,000 on Tuesday, February 2, more complainants came up to accuse him of theft since August 2015.
Still facing another charge of stealing nine iPhone handsets valued at N2.4 million in Computer Village in Ikeja on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the music and movie promoter lost sympathy.
The iPhone theft case is adjourned to Wednesday, April 12, while the forex matter comes up on Friday, March 24.