Court Fixes Sept. 20 for Judgment On 12 Years’ Forgery  Case

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A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday, fixed September 20, for judgment in a criminal suit against a businessman, Mr. Jones Patrick Biyere, who is charged before the court for allegedly forging foreign cheques.

The court presided over  by Justice Mohammed Idris, fixed the judgment day, after the prosecution and defence argued their written addresses.

The accused is being tried before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 13 count-charge, bordering on conspiracy, forgery, and exporting the said forged cheques outside Nigeria.

The accused as been standing trial before the court since 12 years.

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The EFCC had in an amended charge marked FHC/L/288c/06, alleged that the defendant alongside one Tony Adeyemi and one Eddy, who were at now large, had on or about May 31, 2006, at 15, McCarthy Street, Onikan, Lagos, fraudulently forged and signed 10 Lloyd’s TBS Cheques with numbers 002108; 002104; 000096; 00091; 005263; 005260; 000147; 000144; 000546; and 000550.

He was also alleged to have attempted to export the said Cheques to foreign country through the offices of United Parcel Services (UPS), situated at Somolu and Gbagada.

The offences according to the EFCC are contrary to sections 3(2)a 6(2)(b) and 6(1) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act. Cap. 410, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990, as amended by Act. 62 of 1999, and punishable under Sections 3 and 3(b) of the Counterfeit Currency (Special Provisions) Act No. 22 of 1984 Cap. 77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990.

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He had pleaded not guilty to the charge, when first arraigned before the court in 2007, and was admitted to bail.

In the court of the accused trial, Justice Idris, had revokes the bail term, after the accused had severally refused to attend trial.

Justice Idris as at last hearing of the matter, had foreclosed the accused right to open his defence, due to alleged prolong delayed.

The court had noted that in further delaying the case, the accused had changed counsels, who at different occasions sought for adjournments to enable them prepare their defence. The actions, which Justice Idris declared as ‘ploy to continued delay and frustrate the case, which he inherited from two judges of the court’.

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