A Lagos State High Court on Monday dismissed an application to vary bail conditions brought before it by an American, Marco Ramirez, who was accused of defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000 in a green card fraud.
Ramirez was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 16 counts bordering on obtaining money under false pretences and conspiracy to commit fraud which he pleaded not guilty to.
At the Monday’s proceedings, Ramirez who was represented by his lawyer, Ademola Adefolaju, prayed the court to vary the bail conditions granted to him on July 10 by Justice Josephine Oyefeso.
“The defendant is in custody that is why he is not here; we would like my Lord to vary the bail conditions. The defendant has been unable to get an executive director of a company as a surety,” Adefolaju said.