EFCC Arraigns Waheed Omotayo and Two Others for Forgery in Abuja

EFCC Arraigns Waheed Omotayo and Two Others for Forgery in Abuja


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday 23rd of January 2013, arraigned the trio of Waheed Omotayo (alias Badmus Mustapha), Giwa Tunde Abiodun and Aghama Peter before Justice Ibrahim Bukar of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

The accused persons were arraigned on an eight count charge bordering on forgery.

 
Count one of the charge reads; “that you Waheed Omotayo (aka Badmus  Mustapha),  Giwa Tunde  Abiodun and Aghama Peter  and one Mallam Mohammad (still at large) on or about the 23rd of May 2012 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, agreed amongst yourself to do an illegal act to wit: Forgery of the following documents:  1. Two Egyptian entry applications.  2. Two international passport and 3. One First Bank of Nigeria PLC statement of account dated the 18th May 2012 and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 79 and punishable under section 364 of the penal code”.
 

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge. Counsel to EFCC, Benjamin Manji  then asked the court to remand the accused persons in prison custody and fix a date for trial
 

However, attempt by counsel to the first accused person, Usman Kabirm to move an oral application for bail but was unsuccessful as the trial judge, Justice Bukar urged him to present  a written application for bail.

Also, counsel to the third accused, Peter Erivwode said he had submitted a written bail application on the 22nd of January. However, EFCC counsel said he got the application late and that he is yet to study it.

Justice Bukar ruled that the accused persons be remanded in the EFCC custody till Friday January 25 when their bail applications will be heard and fixed February 14, 2013 for trial.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday 23rd of January 2013, arraigned the trio of Waheed Omotayo (alias Badmus Mustapha), Giwa Tunde Abiodun and Aghama Peter before Justice Ibrahim Bukar of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

The accused persons were arraigned on an eight count charge bordering on forgery.

 
Count one of the charge reads; “that you Waheed Omotayo (aka Badmus  Mustapha),  Giwa Tunde  Abiodun and Aghama Peter  and one Mallam Mohammad (still at large) on or about the 23rd of May 2012 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, agreed amongst yourself to do an illegal act to wit: Forgery of the following documents:  1. Two Egyptian entry applications.  2. Two international passport and 3. One First Bank of Nigeria PLC statement of account dated the 18th May 2012 and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 79 and punishable under section 364 of the penal code”.
 

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge. Counsel to EFCC, Benjamin Manji  then asked the court to remand the accused persons in prison custody and fix a date for trial
 

However, attempt by counsel to the first accused person, Usman Kabirm to move an oral application for bail but was unsuccessful as the trial judge, Justice Bukar urged him to present  a written application for bail.

Also, counsel to the third accused, Peter Erivwode said he had submitted a written bail application on the 22nd of January. However, EFCC counsel said he got the application late and that he is yet to study it.

Justice Bukar ruled that the accused persons be remanded in the EFCC custody till Friday January 25 when their bail applications will be heard and fixed February 14, 2013 for trial.

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