Company, Man Face Criminal Charges


A Lagos businessman, Otunba Kazeem Olanisilem Akanji and Kasan Travels and Tours Limited, will soon be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos as Nigeria Immigration Services has filed seven-count criminal charge of conspiracy, forgery and impersonation against him.

In the charge number FHC/L/458C/11 filed before the court by the Nigeria Immigration Service legal adviser, Mr. D.I. Babale, it was alleged that Otunba Kazeem Olanisilem Akanji, Nigerian citizen of 4 B, Ganiyu Davies Street, Ojodu, Berger, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Kosan Travels and Tours Limited and others at large sometime in July, 2011 conspired to forge Nigeria standard passports, property of the Federal Government of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 5/6 of the criminal code act cap C 38 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Mr. Babale alleged further that Otunba Kazeem Akanji and the company were also alleged to have forged the following documents, the seal of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the seal of the Lagos State Government without authority while they were also found to be in possession of instruments and materials of forgery which they used in forging the documents.

The accused businessman, same time and place, was alleged to have impersonated a Nigeria Immigration official by fraudulently and unlawfully performing their duties illegally thereby committed offence punishable under section 484 of the criminal code act, CAP C 38 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004.

When the case was mentioned, the accused was not present in court and Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the case till 12 March, 2011.

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