EFCC Press Release:EFCC Docks Two for Forgery

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, arraigned the duo of Tochukwu Iwuoha, Managing Director, Sidol Investment Limited, and Jude Unagha before Justice S. O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a six-count charge bordering on forgery.

The offence is contrary to Section 363(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , 2011.

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The suspects sometime in May 2016 allegedly forged a document entitled “Acknowledgement form” purported to have emanated from the Department of Commercial Law, Trade Marks, Patent and Design Registry, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

One of the counts reads:

“That you, Tochukwu Iwuoha, on or about 30th August, 2017 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, had in your possession a forged document titled: Acceptance Form” purported to have emanated from the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, Department of Commercial Law, Trade Marks, Patent and Designs Registry, Old secretariat Complex, Area 1, Garki, Abuja, a document which you knew to be false.”

The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In view of their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Daji Samuel, asked for a date for trial and to remand the suspects in prison custody.

The judge ordered the suspects to be remanded in Ikoyi Prison and adjourned to January 29, 2018 for hearing of their bail applications.

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January 17, 2018