The prosecutor, Michael Unah, told the court today, Thursday that the accused persons committed the offence, bordering on conspiracy, stealing, forgery and obtaining money under false pretenses with some other persons at large on December 31 2018, at 64 Ademola Adetokunbo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The prosecutor added that the accused persons collected N4.6 million from the complainant, Jennifer Obaseki, who lives abroad on the pretext of setting up a law firm for her.
The court heard that the lawyer and her boyfriend forged tenancy agreement documents in respect of 40 sq for an office space. He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 287, 314, 325, 365 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, (Revised)
Chief Magistrate A.A. Fashola admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum. Fashola ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of three years tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
He also ordered that the sureties must be blood relatives of the accused persons who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned to May 30.