Lagos Socialite Docked Over Forgery


A Lagos socialite, Olukayode John Lordline Omoyele, alleged to have forged various government instruments has been arraigned before a Tinubu chief magistrate court.

In a five-count criminal charge number F/16/2012 filed before the court by the Area ‘A’ Police Command headquarters, Lion Building, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Olukayode John Lordine Omoyele and others now at large sometime in November last year, conspired to forge the complimentary card of the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE.

The accused socialite was also alleged to have forged the rubber stamp of the NSE, rubber stamp of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, the hand writing, signature and complimentary card of the Chief Executive Officer of the NSE so that it may be acted upon as genuine.

All the alleged offences are contrary to and punishable under section 516, 363, and 364 (1) of the Criminal Code law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till 27 February, 2012 for trial.

—Akin Kuponiyi

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