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Two Men Arraigned For Alleged Forgery, N25m Fraud

Two men, Edu Oluwasesan and Adeyemi Abass, were in Thursday arraigned by Police from Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi-Lagos, before a Lagos Federal High Court, on five count charges bordering on conspiracy, forgery, obtained by false pretence and fraud of N25 million.

The duo according to the prosecutor, Mr. Justine Enang, conspired among themselves and committed the offences with some other now at large, sometime in 2022.

Enang told the court that in commiting the alleged acts, the defendants obtained the sum of N25 million, from one Juliet Oghogho lyoha, with false pretence that he have a landed property for sale.

The prosecutor also told the court that the defendants forged a land receipt 0015, dated  September 14, 2022, belonging to Lenuwa Royal Family, which they used to defraud their victim.

The prosecutor told the court that the alleged illegal acts of the defendants are contrary to sections Section 8(a) and 1(i)({a)and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud related Offences Act, 2006. And Section 15(2)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition Act, 2011) as Amended in 2012. And Section 22(b){i)(ii) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition Prevention (ETC) Act, 2015.

The two defendants, who did not have any legal representative, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following their not guilty plea, the prosecutor asked the court for a trial date. While urging the court to remand them in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) till the determination of the charge.

Justice Osiagor, thereafter adjourned the matter till October 4, for commencement of trial. The judge further held that the two defendant can approach the court, when their bail terms are filed.

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