Nollywood Producer Regains Freedom After Three Years In Prison

Nollywood producer, Olajide Kareem, aka Seun Egbegbe has regained his freedom after spending roughly three years and six months in custody.

The filmmaker was incarcerated on February 10, 2017, after allegedly obtaining money by false pretence from no fewer than 40 bureaus de change operators in different parts of Lagos from 2015 to 2017.

Egbegbe was alleged to have swindled the BDC operators out of money by claiming that he had naira to change into foreign currencies and vice versa.

He was arraigned by the police for a series of frauds involving N39,098,100, $90,000 and £12,550.

Egbegbe alongside one Oyekan Ayomide were first arraigned on February 10, 2017, before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, on 36 counts bordering on advance fee fraud.

Egbegbe was set free on 11th October, 2022.

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo declared that 43 of the 44 Count charges were crumbled because of a lack of witnesses to substantiate their claims.

The Judge also said that the prosecuting team did not produce evidence, to be backed with witnesses on Counts 4, 19 and 21.

On the issue that police tampered with the money recovered from the suspects, Justice Oguntoyinbo ruled that all the money recovered from Egbegbe as evidence should be returned to him.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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