Police Special Fraud Unit,Milverton, Ikoyi Lagos has arraigned, two land speculators,Edu Oluwasesan and Adeyemi Abass before a Federal high court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding a Lagos business woman Juliet Oghogho Iyoha to the tune of N25 million.
According to a five count charge filed before the court,by the Police prosecuting counsel, Barrister Justine Enang,the two defendants,Edu Oluwasesan, Adeyemi Abass and others now at large, sometime in 2022 with intent to defraud were alleged to have conspired together to obtain the sum of N25 million from one Juliet Oghogho Iyoha under the pretext that they have a landed property for sale and that once the agreed sum is paid to them the said property will be given to her, a representation they knew to be false or did not believe to be true or which they made recklessly as they subsequently converted the money to thier personal use and benefit and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(i)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.
Barrister Enang,in the charge he filed before the court alleged further, that
Edu Oluwasesan ‘m’, Adeyemi Abass ‘m’ same time and place did knowingly forged a document titled: “LAND SALE RECEIPT No. 0015” dated 14th September, 2022, on behalf of Lenuwa Royal Family with intent that it may in any way be used or acted upon as genuine whether in Nigeria or elsewhere to the prejudice of Juliet Oghogho Iyoha ‘f’ 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 two defendants were also alleged to have fraudulently impersonate some family heads of Lenuwa Royal Family of Iraye-Oke, Epe, Lagos State to gain advantage for yourselves and obtain property or an interest in the said property and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 22(b)(i)(ii) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition Prevention (ETC) Act, 2015.
The two defendants pleaded not guilty,consequently,the prosecuting counsel Barrister Enang urged the court while fixing a day for trial, to remand the defendants in the custody of Ikoyi correctional center.
Thereafter,the presiding Judge, Daniel Osiagor, while adjoining the case till 29th of June,2023 for trial to commence ordered that the defendants should be remanded in Ikoyi correctional center.