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Man has been charged with fabricating paperwork in order to serve as a surety for former Air Chief Adesola Amosu

 


On Tuesday, July 13, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned one Jamiu Jimmy Ajose before Justice Chukwujekwu of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a three-count allegation of forgery, possession of counterfeit papers, and making false statements to an EFCC official.

According to the EFCC, Ajose presented counterfeit documents to a Court Registrar and fabricated a story to an EFCC investigator in his effort to stand surety for a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun, who is on trial for an alleged case of fraud committed while he was in office.

According to one of the charges brought against him in court,

“That you, Jamiu Jimmy Ajose, sometime in 2021, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, uttered to the Registrar of the Federal High Court, Lagos a forged document titled “Recommendation for Bail”, wherein you misrepresented yourself as one “Mr Augustine Buko Kappo of No 19, Toyin Davies Street, Ejigbo, Lagos”, knowing same to be false with the intent that the Registrar of the Federal High Court may in the belief that is genuine be induced into allowing you stand as surety for the bail of Air Marshal Adesola Amosun Nunayon (Retd), the 1st defendant in charge No FHC/L/280C/2016 before the Federal High Court and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous offences Act, CAP M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.” Upon his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him. 


In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Chinenye Okezie, applied that the defendant be remanded in a Correctional Facility and also prayed for a date to commence trial. When the defence counsel sought to make an oral application for bail on behalf of his client, he was denied by the Judge who insisted on a written application. Justice Aneke adjourned the matter till September 29, 2021 for commencement of trial and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in Ikoyi Correctional Centre.

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Mark Andura

Written by Mark Andura

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