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Popular Ilorin-based Lawyer docked over forgery

By Jimoh Sulyman

A magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital,on Tuesday, 31st of August, has remanded a popular Ilorin-based lawyer over offences bordering on forgery and intent to commit forgery.

The accused, Barrister Abdul Akomologbon, who appeared before Magistrate Muhammed Ibrahim,was remanded in the Correctional Service Centre over alleged procurement of fake documents with the use of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilorin branch Stamp and Seal.

According to the First Information Report obtained by National Pilot, the charges leveled against the accused borders on Forgery, Counterfeiting Device or Mark For Authenticating documents and making or possession of counterfeit seal with intent to commit forgery which contravene Sections 364, 369 and 367 of Penal Code.

It was revealed that Barrister Akomologbon admitted using copies of NBA seal belonging to one Adebayo Adeola Oyinloye, he said to have found within the High Court premises to prepare Legal documents without her consent.

It was gathered that the Office of the Commissioner of Police was in receipts of three separate petitions from the Nigerian Bar Association, llorin Branch, between 15th July and 17th August, 2021.

The petition was as a result of reports that came to the desk of the Ilorin Branch of the NBA concerning the activities of some syndicates that specialized in the procurement of fake documents.

The reports said that the barrister used clone copies of the same NBA seal to prepare several legal documents to some of his clients yet to be identified.

Meanwhile efforts is ongoing towards the apprehension of his cohorts responsible for the signing of the registry portions of the said legal documents purportedly done at the High Court Registry, llorin.

Magistrate Ibrahim disclosed in his ruling, that a motion exparte is attached to the police report, adding that the beleaguered barrister should be remanded till 21st of September.

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