Court docket sentences LASEMA DG’s ex-girlfriend to jail over forgery
A Excessive Court docket sitting in Igbosere, Lagos has sentenced ex-girlfriend of the State Emergency Administration Company (LASEMA) boss, Olaide Ibraheem, to 2 years imprisonment for forging paperwork of property owned by the emergency company boss, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osayintolu.
Ibraheem, a Director, Admin and Human Assets, Lagos State Workplace of Civic Engagement, was discovered responsible of forging doc of a property situated on No. 1, Baba Yusuf Shut, Alausa, Lagos.
The director was convicted on two expenses whereas the court docket discovered her not responsible of the third cost of legal harm to property owned by the LASEMA boss.
Delivering judgment on the case filed three years in the past, Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye mentioned that it was seen to the bare eye that the deed offered to the court docket by Ibraheem was solid and that the property was executed within the sole identify of Oke-Osanyitolu.
Ipaye questioned why the defence allowed proceedings to degenerate to the extent of conviction and sentencing regardless of prior calls by the prosecution for mediation between the warring ex-lovers.
The decide famous that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a non-custodial sentence can be granted by the court docket to the convict, whilst Ipaye faulted her for permitting the case to degenerate regardless of prior calls by the LASEMA boss for mediation.
Ipaye, yesterday, dominated that the convict would serve two years or pay a high quality of N750, 000 and vacate the constructing not lower than 30 days after the pronouncement.
“A high quality of N750,000 is imposed on the convict which is to be paid to the Chief Registrar of the court docket not later than 30-days, failure of which she shall serve a jail time period of two-years.
“An Order of Restitution is hereby granted. The convict is to vacate the premises not later than 30-days failing which she shall serve two-years imprisonment,” Ipaye added.
The decide famous that if the convict didn’t pay the high quality and vacate the premises, she shall serve a “cumulative sentence of four-years imprisonment.”
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