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FORMER OGUN STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, OLUSEGUN ADESEGUN ARRAIGNED FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF A RETIREE’S C.o.F

FORMER OGUN STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, OLUSEGUN ADESEGUN ARRAIGNED FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF A RETIREE’S C.o.F

The Nigeria Police Force has arraigned a former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Adesegun, before a Magistrate Court of Lagos State sitting in Ogba area of Ikeja.

Olusegun Adesegun, was arraigned before the court for allegedly being in possession of a Certificate of Occupancy belonging to a retiree.

Adesegun was arraigned on four counts bordering on conspiracy, concealing deeds, forcible entry and forcible possession.

The Police Counsel, Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between 2003 and 2017 at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Cooperation office (NDIC), Lagos.

Eruada alleged that the defendant conspired with others now at large, to steal the Certificate of Occupancy with N068/68/1994 tittle document and property kept with the NDIC belonging to one Babatunde Oderinde, a retiree.

The Prosecution Counsel also alleged that the defendant in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, did enter the parcel of land located at No 2, Osilaja St., Opebi- Oregun link road, Lagos belonging to Oderinde.

He equally alleged that the defendant in a manner likely to cause a reasonable apprehension of the breach of peace, took possession of the parcel of land at the above mentioned address against the complainant who is the rightful owner under the law.

The Prosecution Counsel said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 52, 53, 290 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The former deputy governor however pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

Subsequently,the Presiding Magistrate, M.O. Tanimola admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum who must provide evidence of Tax payment and a verifiable address.

Magistrate Tanimola thereafter ordered for accelerated hearing of the matter.
The case has been adjourned till May 17, May 20 and May 27 for commencement of trial.

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