COSON Crisis: Efe Omorogbe Arraigned in Lagos Court for Alleged Forgery

Posted on April 06 2018 , at 11:44 am
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As reported by legal publication The Nigeria Law, Efe Omorogbe, founder and CEO of Now Muzik was on Thursday, April 5th arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos alongside fellow COSON board member Mr. Joel Ajayi by the Zone II Police Command Headquarters, Obalende, for alleged forgery.

They are standing trial on a three-count charge of forgery, use of a false document and breach of peace.

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Prosecuting Sergeant Friday Mameh told the court that the defendants and others at large, committed the offenses on December 7, 2017, at No. 41, Oluwaleyimu Street, Ikeja, Lagos.

Mameh alleged that they forged the COSON letterheaded, “with intent that it may be acted upon or used as genuine… to the prejudice of COSON.

“The offense is contrary to Section 363 and punishable under Section 376 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

He alleged that the defendants also “conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by storming the meeting venue of Chief Tony Okoroji with thugs and disrupted the meeting proceedings.”

The offense, according to him, contravened Section 168(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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Omorogbe and Ajayi pleaded not guilty.

Their counsel, S. Ehiwelele and Chibuzor Nwankobi prayed the court to admit them to bail on liberal terms.

Chief Magistrate Oshin granted each defendant N250,000 bail with one surety in the like sum.

Confirming the news of his arraignment, Omorogbe told NET that he was invited to court to defend his position – a call which he obeyed and has now returned to his home.

Watch Efe Omorogbe share his account of the ongoing fiasco with NET below.

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