23rd February, 2011
A Lagos High Court has adjourned till 8 March this year the arraignment of the former Vice Chairman of Island Club, Stephen Ademola Dada, in connection with perjury.
He was supposed to have been arraigned before the court yesterday for perjury but he was not in court. Not only that, the court also did not sit on the matter.
In a one count criminal charge filed before the court by the Director of Public Prosecutions in Lagos State, Mrs. Olabisi Ogungbesan, it was alleged that Stephen Ademola Dada, on or about the 15 November 2006 at the High Court premises in the Lagos Judicial Division of Lagos State before a commissioner of oaths knowingly and falsely deposed to an affidavit headed â€œAffidavit of Confirmation of attendance,â€ stating facts which statements and declarations he was required and permitted to make by law which were false.
He thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 192 of the Criminal Code Cap, C17, Volume 2, Laws of Lagos State 2003.