Septuagenarian, Others Arraigned For Forging Land Documents In Osun

A Septuagenarian, Alarape Sariyu, has been arraigned by the Osun State Police Command before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo for allegedly forging a land ownership document.

Sariyu was arraigned alongside Rauf Balogun aged 60 and Abdul Hazeem aged 34.

Prosecutor Oladoye Joshua told the court that the trio sometimes ago in Osogbo, forged the agreement document of a land situated in Obelawo estate which is property of one Lawal Obelawo.

Joshua said the accused persons also unlawfully erected a building on the land and thereby caused a breach of public peace.

The Prosecutor stated that the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 81, 249(D), 456 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

The trio however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them and their counsel, Barrister O. Ademola prayed the court for their bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Magistrate Fatima Sodemade granted the trio bail of N500,000 with one surety in the like sum each and adjourned the case till the 20th of December.