Connect with us

NEWS

Alleged Forgery: Innoson Loses In Court As Judge Dismiss Applications Seeking To Stop Arrest

Avatar

Published

on

The Federal High Court in Lagos State has dismissed series of applications filed by the CEO of Innoson Motors Nigeria, Innocent Chukwuma, seeking to stop his arrest.

The applications have been stalling the hearing of the motion for Chukwuma’s arrest, which was filed since October 16, 2017

While dismissing the applications yesterday, Justice Ayotunde Faji of the Federal High Court, fixed December 7, for the hearing of the motion seeking the issuance of bench warrant against Chukwuma and four others for their refusal to appear before the court for the arraignment over alleged forgery.

Others included in the forgery charge which the prosecution is seeking for their arrest include Charles Chukwu and Annajekwu Sunny.

NAN reports that all the accused have failed to appear before the court to face trial.

Justice Faji dismissed Innoson boss’s applications to stay proceedings on Friday following a decision of the Court of Appeal, Lagos, which had refused grant an appeal seeking to stay further proceedings in the criminal charge pending before the lower court.

The trial judge, Justice Faji, had on January 11, 2018, ordered a stay of proceedings, in the criminal charge filed by the Inspector-General of Police against the defendants pending the outcome of the appeal filed by Innoson boss and others.

Following the refusal of the Court of Appeal to concede to the defendants’ request, the prosecutor, Mr. Julius Ajakaiye, a director in the Federal Ministry of Justice, asked the court for a date for hearing of the motion.

However, following the agreement of the parties, the matter was adjourned till December 7, for hearing of the motion seeking the defendants’ arrest.

AGF had filed a criminal charge against Mr. Chukwuma and four other persons over alleged forgery.

The accused persons are to face a four count-charge bordering on forgery, documents falsification, documents alteration, which was alleged to have been used in obtaining a loan of N2.4 billion from Guaranty Trust bank.

The offences alleged to have been committed by the accused persons are contrary to and punishable under sections 3(6),1(2)(C) of the miscellaneous offences Act Cap. M 17 Laws of the Federation, 2004

In a four-count amended criminal charge marked FHC/L/565/C/2015, AGF alleged that against the accused persons alleged to had between January, 2010 and April, 2011, at Apapa Wharf criminally conspired amongst themselves to wit, falsification of Shipping Documents which they deposited with Mitsui Osk Lines Lagos which was used as collateral for the purpose of clearance of raw materials polyvinylchloride (PVC ) for the production of roof ceiling and other imported items.

The defendants have been in discontinuance and disrespect this court. Instead of answering the charge against them, they have been filing several frivolous applications before the Court.

In a four-count amended criminal charge marked FHC /L/565/C/2015 filed before the court by Mr. Mohammed Saidu Diri a Director from the Office of Public Prosecutions, Federal Ministry of Justice,

It was alleged that the accused persons same time and place did without lawful authority and with intent to defraud, alter the shipping clearance documents to the shipping Line Mitsui Osk Lines which was used as collateral for the purpose of obtaining a loan of N2.4 billion from Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), for the purpose of clearing raw material Polyvinylchloride for the production of roof ceiling and other imported items

The accused persons were also alleged to have falsely and fraudulently represented as genuine, the altered shipping documents and presented same to a bank to obtain a loan of N2.4 billion. Alleged Forgery: AGF Urges Court to Issue Bench Warrant Against Innoson Motors Boss, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma.

NEWS

2019 IMD: NGO promises cash reward, other incentives for Nigerian men

Avatar

Published

on

A non- governmental and not for profit organization, The Victoria Adeyanju Male Mentorship Foundation(VAMMF) is set to reward Nigerian men with cash gifts in celebration of this year’s International Men’s Day (IMD) 2019.
The NGO is focused on empowering and developing professionals that will contribute to the development of nation-building in Africa.
The International Men’s Day, which is widely celebrated on the 19th of November 2019 will have  Nigerian men compete for the sum of Ten thousand naira(N10,000) only. Participants will post a two-minute video on Instagram of his male hero, stating why he stands out from others and why he is your male hero, with the hashtag (#mymalehero), (#VAMMF).
All entries close by the 29th of November as a winner who has the highest likes, repost, and friends tags will be announced on the  2nd of December 2019.
Continue Reading

BIG STORY

Noise Pollution: Lagos Threatens To Close Down Mosques, Churches, Others

Gbemileke Ajayi

Published

on

In a bid to control noise pollution, the Lagos State Government has said it will not hesitate to close down any mosque, church, night clubs and others, which constitute an environmental nuisance.

Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, in a statement, yesterday stated that the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) had been mandated to apply the full weight of the law.

He said the action became imperative because his office had been inundated with complaints and petitions from many residents and associations all over the state about the noise levels of many of the leisure centres and religious homes.

Bello, who added that on a continuous basis, LASEPA officials will be going around religious centres, homes and others, warned that anyone found to have exceeded the allowed level of sound output will be closed down and the appropriate sanctions applied.

The commissioner also lamented that his office had also discovered many leisure centres/religious homes that contravened, after being reopened by the government, usually go back to the same noise pollution for which they were earlier axed,

While disclosing that resident associations have been involved in the control of noise pollution in the state, he added that any shut centre, will not be reopened without a letter of guarantee from the residents association of such an area.

He advised religious and leisure centres to procure soundproof equipment which would lessen the sound that emanates from them.

Bello said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will not allow any business concern to put the well being of residents at peril for whatever reason.

Continue Reading

NEWS

Men Are Scum ! Nigerian Gay Threatens To Expose Married Man Who Used, Dumped Him

Gbemileke Ajayi

Published

on

A Nigerian gay who was used and dumped by his married partner who also is gay has threatened to expose him to his wife for dumping him.

Relationship adviser and blogger, Joro Olumofin shared the story of this young man on his Instagram page on Thursday.

Read his narration below:

You would recall that Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying western pressure over gay rights and provoking US criticism.

The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex “amorous relationships” and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly.

Continue Reading

Most Popular