From Godwin Tsa, Abuja
The Federal Government yesterday arraigned a Lagos State monarch, the Onikosi of Ikosi, Oba Alami Oloyede Onikosi, and three others before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court, on seven-count criminal charges bordering on forgery and falsification of a Supreme Court judgment as well as perjury. Others charged alongside the Lagos monarch are Muyideen Fabunmi, Alademehim Samuel and High Chief Michael Adesegun Onikoro.
The seven-count charge filed by Police Prosecutor and Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Barrister Joe Nwadike, indicated that the monarch and his alleged accomplices were also accused of committing perjury.
When the charges were read to the defendants, they all entered a plea of not guilty to each of the seven counts.
Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered that they continue to enjoy the administrative bail granted them by the police, while admonishing the monarch and his co-accused not to disappoint him.
Accordingly, Justice adjourned the case to January 17 to 19, 2023 for commencement of trial.