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Son docked for forging father’s signature

Son docked for forging father’s signature

By Success Nlemchukwu
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A middle -aged man, Vincent Oguntuase, has been dragged before an Akure Magistrate’s Court sitting at Oke-Eda,  in the Akure Magisterial district, over alleged stealing and forgery.

The defendant was said to have conspired with one other in forging and withdrawing the sum of N1,385,000 belonging to one Oguntuase Abel who happens to be his father.

According to the prosecution, the defendant committed the offence on June 25, 2019 .

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge, when it was read to him.

The defence counsel, Mr Femi Adetoye, urged the court to grant the defendant bail in the most liberal term, he said the defendant withdrew the money to apply  for visa to United States and that the  money  belong  to his father, Oguntuase Abel.

The prosecutor, Inspector Adetoye Adesegun, said since the case is a bailable offence, and bank has returned the money to the family, he prayed the court to rule that the visa should be tendered in court the next day of adjournment.

In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr Mayomi Olanipekun, granted the defendant bail in sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. The sureties  he said must be a resident within the jurisdiction of the court and  the passport/visa must be submitted to the court.

The case was adjourned till  September 11, 2019.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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