Nigerian Government Drags Lagos Monarch, Others To Court Over ‘Alleged Forgery Of Supreme Court Ruling’

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 17, 2023, for commencement of trial of Lagos State Monarch, the Onikosi of Ikosi, Oba Alami Oloyede Onikosi and three co-defendants over their alleged complicity in the forgery and falsification of a judgement of the Supreme Court.
The federal government arraigned Oba Onikosi alongside three others before Justice Inyang Ekwo on a seven-count charge that also contained an allegation of perjury on Tuesday.

The other defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/242/2022, were Muyideen Fabunmi, Alademehim Samuel and High Chief Michael Adesegun Onikoro.

In the charge signed by Police Prosecutor, CSP Joe Nwadike, the defendants were alleged to have in 2018, forged a Supreme Court judgement in suit No. 117 of 1936, “with spurious inscriptions as A739972 and 7/6/75, purported to have been delivered by one Justice C. W. V. Carcey, dated February 1, 1937, knowing it to be false, or with the intent that it may in any way be used or acted upon as genuine Supreme Court of Nigeria judgement and with such intent that any person may, in the belief that it is genuine, be induced to believe that it is a true Supreme Court of Nigeria judgement, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap ‘M17’, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004″.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.
The trial Justice Ekwo while adjourning to January 17 for hearing, ordered that the defendants should go home on terms of the administrative bail police earlier granted to them.

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(Sahara Reporters)

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