While speaking in response to an enquiry, a popular Yoruba actor who pleaded anonymity said; “His associates are worried that no one is willing to risk losing N2.5 million as surety for a case that has not even really started.”
Meanwhile, hopes of regaining his freedom was dashed on Thursday following the absence of the prosecuting counsel for the police, Innocent Anyigor. The latter has stalled the fraud trial of Ebony Productions’ CEO boss.
During the sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, the trial judge, told Egbegbe and his co-defendants that he received a letter written by the prosecutor stating he would be out of jurisdiction on an official duty.
The trial judge, Justice Oguntoyinbo consequently adjourned the Egbegbe case till October 3, 2017. He also ordered the defendants, who had yet to perfect their bail conditions, to return to the prison custody.
The police had alleged that on February 2, Seun Egbegbe had fraudulently obtained N2.5million and 3,000 pounds from one Isa Adamu in Lagos under the guise that they wanted to see the naira and buy the pounds.
Other victims of the alleged fraud include: Mohammed Sani, defrauded of N2.5 million; Jubrila Ado, defrauded of N1.3 million; Hassan Amodu, defrauded of N600,000; Sani Hassan, defrauded of N1.43 million and 2,750 pounds, among others.