Gajah Omayulele Lovely
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office arraigned a surety known as Gajah Omayulele Lovely before an Edo State High Court.
Lovely was charged with a two-count conspiracy charge to pervert justice and failure to deliver a defendant on whom he served as a surety (Richman Pere).
“One of the counts reads: “that you, Gajah Omayulele Beautiful, on or around 9 January 2021, while standing as security for a suspect, one Richman Pere (on the whole) helped and reduced his escape by refusing to carry him to arraignment before the Federal High Court, Benin, and by failing to comply with the Commission on Economic and Financial Crimes”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge, causing Ibrahim Mohammed, the defense lawyer, to seek a trial date from the court and to remand the defendant in prison custody.
The prosecution counsel objected to the attempt by the defense counsel, Marta Imafu, to move her bail application.
Justice Imadegbelo ordered the suspect to be remanded and adjourned pending trial at the Correctional Facility until March 17.