BY INNOCENT ANABA
Lagos – Former Vice Chairman of Island Club and Lagos socialite, Prince Ademola Dada, was, yesterday, formally arraigned before a Lagos State High Court, for allegedly making false declaration on oath.
Trial judge in the matter is Justice Christopher Ayodeji Balogun.
Dada pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him. State prosecutor, told the court that the defendant on November 15, 2006, at the High Court premises in Lagos before a commissioner for oaths, knowingly and falsely deposed to an affidavit headed: “Affidavit of Confirmation of Attendance,” arguing that the alleged offence is contrary to Section 192 of the Criminal Code Law Cap C. 17 Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State 2003.
In the said affidavit, Prince Dada was alleged to have stated on oath that he got admitted into Isoyin Grammar School, Isoyin, Ijebu in Ogun State and that one Mr. Odeleye and Mr. Oyenuga were the Principal and Vice Principal, respectively.
He was also alleged to have stated on oath that as at the time of his admission into Isoyin Grammar School, he was bearing the name Stephen Dada and that he only spent one term in the school due to lack of financial support.
But, a statement issued by Isoyin Grammar School dated May 15, 2006 entitled “To Whom It May Concern” urged the defendant (Stephen Dada) to stop parading himself as a former student of the school.