An Assistant Chief Registrar of the Ikeja Excessive Court docket, Ademola Adekehin, on Tuesday narrated how he allegedly caught two males, Chijioke Ugwu and Ibrahim Adekunle, impersonating officials of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The duo would possibly be accused of falsifying a court present an explanation for to illegally assemble a property.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that Mr Adekehin testified previous to an Ikeja Special Excessive Court docket.
He used to be the first prosecution seek in the criminal trial of the defendants.
Messrs Ugwu and Adekunle are facing a four-depend fee bordering on strive to assemble property by unfaithful pretences, possession of doc containing unfaithful pretences and impersonating public officers.
The suit used to be filed by the EFCC.
Led in evidence by EFCC counsel, Bilikisu Buhari, Mr Adekehin mentioned that a duplicate of the alleged solid court present an explanation for used to be sent to him to verify if it used to be sent from the court.
“I came across the names of the defendants in a letter addressed to the Chief Register dated 14th May perhaps maybe well also 2021 from the EFCC.
“We checked our records and did no longer secure the doc and it did no longer come from court. On the face of the doc, the heading is injurious.
“The suit quantity is that of the Federal Excessive Court docket, and the establish of the commissioner of oath is unknown.
“Fifth May perhaps maybe well also 2021 fell on the date we were on strike. The cashier set apart is now not any longer the contemporary set apart.
“There’s now not any longer any seal on the doc; also, there would possibly be no longer this kind of thing as a court in Mushin which used to be the court on the face of the letter,” he mentioned.
Earlier the at some stage in the arraignment of the duo, the EFCC counsel mentioned the defendants dedicated the alleged offences on May perhaps maybe well also 12 in Lagos.
“The defendants falsely represented themselves as officers of the EFCC and assumed to make the official act of the commission in a property identified as G2, Flat 14, Recent Horizon Estate, Lekki, Lagos.
“Below unfaithful pretences and with intent to defraud, the defendants tried to assemble property from one Mr Oriyomi Johnson.
“They falsely offered that the Chief Magistrate Court docket, Lagos Yell Judiciary, Mushin, Lagos, issued an present an explanation for.
“The present an explanation for used to be purportedly to the create that the property positioned at new Horizon Estate, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos, be seized and the mentioned residence sealed pending the appearance of the mentioned Johnson which illustration they knew to be unfaithful,” she mentioned.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the alleged offences contravene Piece 1 (3) of the Come Rate Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act of 2006 and Sections 78 and 79 (1)(b) of the Criminal Regulations of Lagos Yell, 2011.
Defence counsel, Tosin Shoiga, via a bail utility dated September 30, requested the court to grant the defendants bail in liberal phrases.
His utility used to be no longer adversarial by prosecution.
Justice Abike Fadipe, on the opposite hand, granted finest Mr Ugwu (first defendant) bail.
The judge held that due to the scandalous documentation, Mr Adekunle’s bail utility would possibly maybe well be heard on the next adjourned date.
Mrs Fadipe granted Mr Ugwu bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in love sum.
The judge adjourned the case until October for depraved-examination of the seek.
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