A Lagos house-wife, Mrs. Remi-Louis Abiola Abolore, has been arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, on a nine count-charge bordering on forgery, fraud and stealing.
Abolore(pictured with her husband) was arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan led-court by the men of Zone 2, of Nigeria Police Force, Onikan, Lagos.
In the charge marked FHC/L/448c/16, the police alleged that the mother of three in November 23, 2012, forged a document which she used in presenting herself as Managing Director of Vic-M-Vic Services Limited.
She was also alleged to have made a false documents in writing with the signatures of her three under aged children, with an intent to use the said documents to induce public officers to act upon.
The police further alleged that the accused fraudulently stole original Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Article of Association, of Vic-M-Vic Services Limited, and Certified True Copy of Form CAC7, Original Copies of Acceptance Form and Acknowledgment form Trade Mark, Original copy of Board resolution dated February 13, 2008, of Skin Speakers Cosmetics, without the company’s Authority.
Furthermore, the mother of three was alleged to have fraudulently stole Vic-M-Vic Services Limited’s cheques books with Stanbic IBTC, Diamond bank, which she used in withdrawing the sum of N300,000.
She was also alleged to have stolen original Deed of Contract dated June 4, 2009, for 12 plots of land at Alasia Village, Eti-osa local government, valued N6.5 million, which was between Vic-M-Vic Services Limited and Rawak Properties Limited.
The offences according to the prosecutor, Justine Enang, the Officer-In-Charge of Legal Department, Zone 2, are contrary to Sections 465, 383, and punishable under sections 467and 390(7) of the Criminal Code Act C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and Section 82 of Companies and Allied Matters, Cap C20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The accused however pleaded not guilty to all the counts.
Her lawyer, Bakare O., informed the court that her client’s bail application is yet to be filed and urged the court for a short adjournment to enable her filed the bail application.
However, the prosecutor urged the court to remand the accused in Prison’s custody, pending the hearing of the bail application, and commencement of the trial.
Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Sule Hassan, ordered that the accused person be remanded in Prison’s custody, while adjourned the matter till February 13, for trial.
The judge, however, stated that the accused person’s bail application can be heard anytime it is filed.