Police arraign 2 over alleged forgery, N25m fraud

Police from Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, charged Edu Oluwasesan and Adeyemi Abass, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on a five count charge of conspiracy, forgery, obtained by false pretence and fraud of N25 million.
The defendants, the prosecutor, Mr. Justine Enang, told the court, conspired among themselves and committed the offences and some other now at large, sometime in 2022.
Enang told the court that in committing alleged acts, the defendants obtained the sum of N25 million, from one Juliet lyoha, with false pretence that that have a landed property for sale.

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The prosecutor further 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.

Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Ikoyi, Lagos

The prosecutor told the court that the alleged illegal acts of the defendants were 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.

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The two defendants, who were not represented by counsel, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges .
After their, the prosecutor requested a date to open its case and also urged the court remand the defendants in prison custody till the conclusion of the case.
Trial judge, Justice Osiagor, adjourned the matter till October 4, 2023, for commencement of trial, adding that the defendants can approach the court, when their bail papers are filed.

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