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Lagos Chief Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, Loses N7m To Fraudster

The Chief Justice of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, has been defrauded of the sum of N7 million to fraudsters.

However, one of the fraud suspects, Sulaimon Aminu, has been apprehended and remanded at Kirikiri Prison facility of Nigerian Prison Service, at the order of an Ebute-metta Chief Magistate Court.

The police, in a charge sheet attached with the suspect's remand application, stated that the suspect and other still at large had between January and March 2017, conspired among themselves to commit the alleged fraud.

The police had claimed that the suspect had defrauded the Lagos CJ of the said N7 million, being payment made to him for Building Plan Approval, which he failed to remitted to the account of the Lagos State government.

The suspect was also alleged to have forged Revenue receipt of Lagos State government to cover up his act.

The offences according to the  Police, are contrary to and punishable under sections 411, 334(1), 365(1), and 314(1)(A)(B) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The Police, in urging the court to remand the suspect pending Police Investigation, said the remand application was pursuant to section 264(1)(2) of Administration of Criminal Justice Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

Conceding to the request of the Police, presiding Magistate, Mrs. A. O. Salawu, ordered that the suspect be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons for the first 30 days.

The matter has been adjourned till September 5.

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