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Court orders police to produce defendants over forged land documents

By Jane Echewodo

A LAGOS High Court sitting in Ikeja has ordered the Commissioner of Police Lagos State to produce 12 suspects alleged to have forged the title documents of a vast expense of land belonging to the Registered Trustees of the Estate of late Madam Efunroye Tinubu for arraignment on October 23.

The presiding Judge Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye made the order when she realized that the suspects, who were slated for arraignment on Thursday were absent including the state prosecuting officer. The police had, on three occasions, failed to produce the defendants in court.

The suspects  are expected to face a three-count charge of unlawful interference of property, forcible entry and forcible possession of land belonging to the estate of late Madam Efunroye Tinubu. According to the charge, the defendants also unlawfully interfered with and forged  the title documents of vast expense of land belonging to the Registered Trustees of the Estate of late Madam Efunroye Tinubu located at the the Alaka area of Lagos.The alleged offences, according to the prosecution, were contrary to Sections 52, 53 and 338 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The investigating police officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)  Paul Ajayi, who was present during the proceedings, told the court that  the case was filed on November 7, 2016 and that the defendants were granted administrative bail.


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