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Lawyer arraigned for forgery over N25m loan


LAGOS—The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned a convicted lawyer, Kole Bello who is  an alleged accomplice, Muhydyn Ango for fraudulently obtaining a N25 million loan facility from Access Bank Plc, by  using forged documents.

Bello and Ango were arraigned before an Ikeja  High Court, presided over by Justice Lateefat Okunnu.

Bello and Ango are facing a five-count charge of  conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence, forgery and uttering.

The EFCC counsel, Mr. Kayode Oni, told the court that  the defendants had committed the alleged offence in 2008 in Lagos.

However the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
The judge  adjourned the matter to January 28, 2013 for trial.


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