Sun. Apr 18th, 2021

Businessmen, Firms Charged With N15m Fraud, Forgery

Businessmen, Firms Charged With N15m Fraud, Forgery

The intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, has charged two businessmen and a their companies before a Federal High Court, over alleged N15 million fraud and forgery.

Those  charged before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo led-court in a charge marked FHC/L/146c/2020, are Oyewole Kole-Jones and Usman Onoja, who is said to be at large.

Both Kole-Jones and Onoja were charged before the court alongside their firm, Mackjob Real Estate Limited and Lovonous Microfinance Bank.

IRT prosecutor, Mr. Nosa Watson Uhumwnagho, stated in the charge that the defendants, conspired among themselves to commit the alleged offences on December 19, 2018, at 6, Soji Adepegba Close, Off Allen, Ikeja, Lagos.

The defendants were alleged to have fraudulently obtained a Lexus GX460, 2015 model with Registration No. KTU 944 F0 valued N15 million.

They were also alleged to have sometimes in February, 2019, knowingly forge a Vehicle License and Proof of Ownership dated February 19, 2029 and Certificate of Insurance with Policy No. P/AG/PMl/19/ FSA/1195477.

The offences according to the prosecutor, are contrary to and punishable under   Sections 1 and 8(9) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act. And section 1(2)(c) of Miscellaneous Offences, Act, Cap. M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The defendants’ arraignment has been authoritatively fixed for October 6, 2020.
Charges Against The Defendants Read: “that you, Oyewole Kole-Jones ’m’, Mackjob Real Estate Limited, Usman Onoja and Lovonous Micro Finance Bank who are still at large, on the 19th day of December, 2018, at No. 6, Soji Adepegba Close, Off Allen Avenue, lkeja, Lagos, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: Obtaining Lexus GX460, 2015 model with Registration No. KTU 944 F0 valued N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira) by false pretence and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 8(9) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act. 

“That you, Oyewole KoIe-Jones ’m’, Mackjob Real Estate Limited, Usman Onoja and Lovonous Micro Finance Bank who are still at large, on the same date and place, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, with intent to defraud did obtain by false pretence one Lexus GX460, 2015 model, with Registration No. KTU 944 F0 with the agreement to remit the sum of N15,000,000.00 (fifteen Million Naira), which you never did, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006. 

“That you, Oyewole Kole-Jones ’m’, Mackjob Real Estate Limited, Usman Onoja and Lovonous Micro Finance Bank who are still at large, sometimes in February, 2019, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, did knowingly forge document to wit: ”Vehicle License dated 19/2/2019”, “Proof of Ownership dated 19/2/2019” and Certificate of Insurance with Policy No. P/AG/PMl/19/ FSA/1195477”, with intent that it may in anyway be used or acted upon as genuine whether in Lagos State or elsewhere to the prejudice of New Age Leasing Company Limited represented by Oloruntoyin Buraimoh ‘m’ and the general public and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(c) of Miscellaneous Offences, Act, Cap. M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.