Lagos CJ Loses N7m to Fraudster

Justice Atilade

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The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, has lost N7 million to fraudsters.

Newsmakers learnt that one of the suspects, Sulaimon Aminu, has been arrested and remanded at Kirikiri Prison facility of Nigerian Prison Service, on the orders of an Ebute-metta Chief Magistate’s Court.

The police, in a charge sheet attached with the suspect’s remand application, stated that the suspect and others still at large had between January and March 2017, conspired among themselves to commit the alleged fraud.

The police claimed that the suspect had defrauded the Lagos CJ of the said N7 million, being payment made to him for Building Plan Approval, which he failed to remit to the account of the state government.

The suspect also allegedly forged Revenue receipt of Lagos State government to cover up his act.

The offences, according to the prosecuting Police Officer, are contrary to and punishable under sections 411, 334(1), 365(1), and 314(1)(A)(B) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The prosecutor, in urging the court to remand the suspect pending police Investigation, said the remand application was pursuant to section 264(1)(2) of Administration of Criminal Justice Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

Conceding to the request of the prosecutor, presiding Magistate, Mrs. A. O. Salawu, ordered that the suspect be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons for the first 30 days.

The matter has been adjourned till September 5.