Four members of the Ishoru family, Jamiu, Rasaq, Jamiu and Ganiyu, in Isolo area of Lagos State, have been arraigned before the Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, Igbosere, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and breach of peace.
According to the charges filed against them by the Inspector-General of Police, the defendants and others still at large, on January 29, 1991, at Ishoru family house in Isolo, allegedly forged the minutes of a family meeting.
The offence, according to the prosecution, was punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 1990.
It was further alleged that the defendants, on the said day, forged the signature of the late businessman, Emmanuel O. Ashamu.
The prosecution alleged that the accused persons conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace while attempting to forcefully take possession of land at Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos, and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Law of Lagos State, 1990.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, after which they were granted bail by the trial Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.O Oshin, in the sum of N200,000 each and one surety in like sum.
The matter was adjourned to October 2, 2017, for further hearing.