Olamide Olakunlade, a 23-year-old student, who is alleged to have forged the letterhead papers of Ikeja Local Government indigeneship, was brought to Ikeja Magistrate Court on Monday.
The defendant is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and forgery, which attract three (3) and (2) years imprisonment each if found guilty.
The offences violate Sections 365 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).
According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Kenrich Nomayo, the defendant allegedly conspired with others to commit felony by forging letters of Ikeja Local Government indigeneship.
Nomayo also said that the defendant committed the offences with others who abscond on March 5 at 10.00 a.m. at Ikeja Local Government Area.
He said the staff of the Department of State Service (DSS) intercepted the defendant while on duty at Ikeja Local Government Area and found in his possession photocopies of the letterhead papers of the local government on him, which were suspected to be fake.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs T.A. Ojo, admitted to the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Ojo ruled that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified by the court.
She said that the sureties must present their bank statements for three months and also reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
The magistrate adjourned the case until April 23 for mention