An Oredo Magistrate Court sitting in Benin City, has discharged and acquitted one Barrister Mrs. Mercy Sheidun and another on allegations of conspiracy and forgery brought against them by the Commissioner of Police, Edo State.
The nominal complainant in the case, one Mr. Ekundayo Sheidun, while testifying in court by himself and through his witnesses, alleged that the Will of his late father, Engineer Kolawole Sheidun, was forged by Barrister Mrs mercy Sheidun and the other defendants.
In judgement delivered by the presiding Magistrate, F.E.N. Igbinosa (senior magistrate, special grade) after painstakingly reviewing the evidence on both sides, resolved that the complainant failed to prove the allegations against the defendants in the case and accordingly discharged and acquited all the defendants of the offence of conspiracy and forgery of a Will brought against them.
The case lasted for almost 9 years having been filed around 2013.