Ex-Lagos Dep. Governor Ojikutu Faces Prosecution Over N130m Land ScandalFeatured, Latest News, News Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Ruth Bamidele, Lagos
A former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu has been scheduled to appear before a Federal High Court, Lagos on 6th February for a three-counts charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
When the case was mentioned on Wednesday, the prosecutor, Mr Bukola Durojaiye prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable the police assemble necessary documents.
He added that there were also some administrative issues to be sorted out before the arraignment of the accused.
Durojaiye therefore urged the court to adjourned the case till Thursday so as to enable the prosecution produce the accused in court.
Counsel to the accused, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN) did not object to the prayer for adjournment.
The accused is been charged by the Special Fraud Unit with an alleged N130 million fraud.
Ojikutu was alleged to have conspired with one Sampson Ojikutu who is now at large, to fraudulently obtain the sum of N130 million from one Cajetan Okekearu.
It was alleged that the money was obtained under the pretence that they possessed a plot of land to sell at Lekki phase 1, Victoria Island Lagos.
The complainant was said to have later discovered that their claim of ownership was false, since there was an already existing title to the land.
Consequently, Justice Mohammed Yunusa adjourned the case to Feb. 6 for arraignment.
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