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Lagos Businessman, Chief Barnabas Igweh Faces Criminal Charges for Counterfeiting


A federal high court sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria has adjourned till 2nd of March, 2016 when the criminal charges of counterfeiting preffered against a Lagos businessman Chief Barnabas Igweh will start afresh.
       The presiding judge justice Mohammed Yunusa handling the case has been transferred out of Lagos division, hence the need to start the matter afresh, as a new Judge, Daggat takes over the case.
     In a three count criminal charge number FHC/L/75C/2014 filed before the court by the custom prosecuting counsel, Mrs Adeji Afishetu, it was alleged that chief Banabas Igwe of number 18 Fakande street, Kirikiri town Amuwo, Lagos on the 25th of February, 2014, was found at Ikorodu lighter terminal command to have counterfeited custom examination report sheet dated 19th December, 2013, 1x40ft container number ZCSU823555-1.
       On the 25th of February, 2014 the accused businessman was also alleged to have counterfeited the official seal of the Acting Area Controller, Ikorodu Lighter Terminal Command on Customs Examination report sheet date 19th of December, 2013.
    Mrs Afishetu further alleged that, Chief Barnabas Igweh, same time and place counterfeited the signature of the Acting Area controller of custom.

    The offence alleged to have been committed by the accused businessman is contrary to and punishable under section 162 (a) and (d) of the customs and Exerse Management Act Cap C45 laws of Federation.

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