Man Impersonates Late Father, To Secure N40m Loan

A 55-year-old man was docked on Thursday, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, for allegedly forging land documents of his late father to secure N40 million loan from a bank. The accused, Mukaila Kosebinu, who resides at No. 9, Sule-Aleja St., Aga, Ikorodu in Lagos State, is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and impersonation.


The accused committed the offences on August 7, 2014 at Alausa, Ikeja, Police Prosecutor Peter Nwangwu told the court. Nwangwu, said the case was reported at the police station by the accused’s sister, Mrs Folashade Ogundimu. He said the accused forged a driver’s licence and his late father’s title documents and submitted them at the Lagos State Land Bureau to be acted upon as genuine.

Nwangwu said the accused also impersonated his late father when he swore to an affidavit claiming his father’s name and property at No. 1A, Folarin St., Mosalashi, Idioro in Mushin, Lagos. The offences contravened Sections 87, 363, 380 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Aje-Afunwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties


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