EFCC Arraigns Man for Forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on March 23, 2020 arraigned one George Ologunoyan before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a six-count charge bordering on forgery and uttering.

The defendant allegedly forged some documents to sell a property to one Adekunle Adams with intent to defraud the buyer.

One of the charges reads: “That you, George Ologunoyan, sometimes in 2011 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud uttered to one Mr. Adekunle Adams tiltled ‘Acknowledgment Receipt’ by purporting same to have been for to be for the property situate, lying and being at No. 1 Muyiwa Olojo Street, Iju Ishaga Village, Iju, Agege District, Ikeja Division, Lagos.”

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The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.

Upon the plea, prosecuting counsel, Abbas Mohammad, asked the court for a trial date and prayed the court to remand the defendant in the Correctional facility pending the determination of the case.

However, counsel to the defendant informed the court that an application for bail was filed and served on the prosecution, and so urged the court to grant his client bail on very liberal terms.

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