The EFCC Area Command in Lagos charged Bolarinwa Abiodun, a liar, on Monday, April 11, before the Taiwo Magistrate of Taiwo Magistrate’s Court, Ikeja, Lagos, on 13 counts related to receiving funds for fraudulent purposes. Fraud, falsification of documents, and possession of documents on false fraud are N266,500,000.
Offenses under section 1(3) of the Penal Code and other crimes relating to 2006; Section 363 of the State Code of Criminal Procedure of 2015, and Section 6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Related Offenses No. 14 of 2006.
Abiodun was arrested on Wednesday, December 12, 2022, at his home in the Alagbado area in Lagos State.
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The prosecutor, who is accused of being the country’s military leader, misrepresented the petitioner, Kodef Clearing Resources, that President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed him and another person to be the chief of staff. COAS and it requires a short break to “work and make a decision.”
Abiodun also forged a copy of the COAS appointment letter that the president should sign and showed it to the injured person to corroborate his statement further.
In his letter, he said that as part of the selection requirements of COAS, he had to send a certain amount to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Abiodun was also charged with falsifying a Nigerian military I.D. card in May 2020, number 387140, which he claims was issued to him by the Nigerian military, and forging another security letter allegedly signed by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and such advice. Adebayo Rasaq Adebola with registration number 77RRI/O.G./556/0032555 and Adeogun Emmanuel Adesola with 77RRI/O.G./352/0123751 for employment in Nigeria.
He was also charged with possessing a fake identity card dated November 7, 2018, by the Nigerian army.
They also allege that he forged a document called “Letter of Authorization” signed by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Bamidele Olusegun Safiriyu of De-Rock Maritime Resource L.T.D. Free enter Port Apapa and collect their truck.
He was arrested on suspicion of possessing six brochures, three cartridges, a machete, and several forgeries.
The plaintiff is not guilty.
His petition was followed by a lawyer A.O. Muhammed, asking the court for a hearing and pre-trial detention of the accused in the Nigerian Correctional Service.
Attorney Kayode Lawal informed the court of the bail application filed against the accused.
Prosecutors confirmed receipt on April 8, 2022, noting that “we are on schedule to respond and are committed to responding.”
Lawal accepted the lawyer’s position and begged the court for “the shortest day to file our bail application.”
Following this, Judge Taiwo adjourned the case until Thursday, April 14, 2022, and ordered that the accused be remanded to Ikoyi Correctional Centre, Lagos.