The Chief Executive Officer of an Ilorin based Company, Protocol Kleaning Service Nig Ltd , Joseph Oyejuwon was on Friday arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court over an alleged forgery of contract document and issuing dud Cheque.
The accused person was arraigned before Magistrate Nurudeen Adeyanju on a three-count charge of forgery, issuance of dud cheque and obtaining property by false pretence.
According to Police First Information Report (FIR), Oyejuwon, was said to have committed the offence sometimes in October 2015, the offences being contrary to sections 364, 366 of the Penal Code Law and Section 1 (I) (b) (i) of the Dishonoured Cheque (offence) Act LFN 2004.
The offence is also contravened Section 1 (I) (C) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act 2006.
According to Police Prosecutor, Sgt James Oladosu, the complainant, Ezekiel Adegoke, on May 25, 2017 report the matter to the Commissioner of Police through a letter of complaint.
The prosecutor said the complainant alleged that the accused approached his financial institution for a credit facility of N2.5m for the purpose of financing a contract of supplying 8 units of Transformers to Sokoto State Ministry of Finance.
He said the complainant granted the credit facility to the accused person upon the presentation of the purported letter of award of the contract to him.
“The complainant stated further that when the credit facility is due for repayment, the Stanbic IBTC Bank, Fidelity Bank and FCMB cheques issued to him by the accused were rejected Dud when presented for payment at the various banks,” the prosecutor said.
Oladosu told the court that when reported to the Police sprung up investigations and it was discovered that the document that the accused gave the complainant was fake and forged.
He said Police investigation in Sokoto Ministry of Finance; it was revealed that the said document for the award of the said contract presented by the accused to obtain the credit facility did not emanate from the Ministry.
The prosecutor also said the cheques the accused gave the complainant were equally referred dud by the banks upon investigation.
The magistrate, Adeyanju admitted the accused person to bail with three credible sureties.
Adeyanju ruled that one of the sureties must be a top civil servant in Kwara on level 16, while the second one should be a landowner in Ilorin with Right of Occupancy (R of O) and the third surety must have N1m in his bank account.
The Magistrate has adjourned the matter to Nov 16, 2017 for the mention.
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