Arraigning the defendants before the court, the prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel Jackson, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and Officer-In-Charge of the Legal Department of SFU, said the three men and others now at large, sometimes 2010, conspired among themselves with an intent to defraud, fraudulently received the sum of N120 million from one Lanre Obisesan, under the pretence of selling a land to him.
The defendants were also alleged to have falsely presented themselves to Lanre Obisesan of having the right, power and authority to sell the landed property located at 5c, Michael Ogun Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, which belonged to Chief Idowu Musiliu Balogun.
They were also alleged to have forged a document titled “Special Resolution of Musbal Nigeria Limited”, ” Form CAC 7″ and a document titled “Consent Letter by Ayoola Fakos’.
The offences according to the prosecutor, Mr. E. A. Jackson, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), are contrary to and punishable under sections: 8(a) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act. No. 14, 2006. And section 2(c) of the Miscellaneous offences Act Cap. M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Amother count reads: “That you Mukaila Fakos, Engr. Rasaq Sefiu Adesina, Barrister Idowu Adebayo Michael Babatunde Smith (at large), Adigun (at large) and Ajape (at Large), sometimes in 2010, in Ikeja, Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N120 million from Lanre Obisesan, by falsely representing to him that you had right, power and authority to sell landed property at No. 5c Michael Ogun Street, Ikeja, G.R.A., belonging to Musbal Nig. Ltd and its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idowu MusiIIu Ololape Balogun and that the money represented the lawful purchase price for the property, which representations you knew to be false or did not believe to be true and thereby commuted an offence punishable under sections 1(3) of the Advance Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.
Another count reads: “that you MukaIia Fakos, Engr. Rasaq Sefiu Adesina, Barrister Idowu Adebayo Michael, Babatunde Smith (at Large), Adigun (at large) and Ajape (at Large), sometimes in 2010, in Ikeja, Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, knowingly forged a document, described as, “Consent Letter by Ayoola Fakos”, with intent that it in any way be used or acted upon as genuine, whether in Nigeria or elsewhere, to the prejudice of any person and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 2(C) of the Miscellaneous Offences, Act Cap. M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004″.