Lawyer arraigned for forging court judgement

Lawyer arraigned for forging court judgement

- A magistrate court sitting in Lagos has arraigned a lawyer, Edward Oseghale, for forging court judgement

- He was said to have used the forged judgement to evict tenants from their homes

- Oseghale was charged on 5 count charge of forgery contrary to section 365

Lagos magistrate court has arraigned a lawyer based in the state, Edward Oseghale, for allegedly forging a court judgment.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the 40-year-old Oseghale allegedly forged the judgement and used it to evict tenants from their homes.

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He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was admitted to bail in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties in like sum.

According to the court, one of the sureties must be an owner of a property in Lagos with valid Certficate of Occupancy, while the other must be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment which must be verified.

The first count reads, “That you Edward Oseghale (M) being a legal practitioner on the 29th day of June 2018 at about 1000hrs at Yaba magisterial court in Lagos state magisterial district did forge a court judgement with suit No. MCY/368/15 purported to have been prepared by Honour T.O Abayomi (Mrs), Chief magistrate court 4, Surulere Lagos and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 365(3)y) of criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The second count reads, “That you Edward Oseghale (M) on the same date, time and place in the aforesaid magisteriat district did forge the signature of Mrs Busola Banjo (f) Registrar of Yaba Magistrate Court and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 365(3)(n)(u) and (y) of the criminal Laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2015.

The presiding Magistrate A. o Ojo thereafter adjourned the matter till November 8 for trial.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that the trial of a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, over his alleged involvement in a N7.6 billion fraud was adjourned indefinitely by the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The ex-governor is being tried alongside his former commissioner for finance, Ude Udeogo, and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn.

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Before the case was adjourned, Justice Muhammed Idris informed the court during hearing at the resumed trial that the fiat issued to him by the president of the Court of Appeal would expire on September 28, 2018.

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