Couple remanded for impersonating Tinubu, daughter
ALagos Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere yesterday ordered the remand of a couple who allegedly impersonated the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his daughter, Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the Iyaloja general of Nigeria, and duped two people.
The court heard that the couple, Abioye Junaid, 41 and Fausat Junaid, 39, defrauded two people to the tune of N85 million under the pretence of making them commissioner of police and vice president respectively.
Police prosecutor, DSP Charles Odili, told the court that the couple together with others at large committed the offence in October 2014 at the residence of the couple at 7 Ayeola Street Oke Balogun in Epe area of Lagos.
The prosecutor also said that the couple, one a security man with Eco Electricity Company at Songotedo Epe and the other a civil servant with the Epe local government area respectively, obtained the sum of N15 million from one Ambali Abiodun, with the pretence that they were going to make him a commissioner in Lagos.
He also alleged that the duo between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 obtained the sum of N70 million from one Otuniyi Adeniyi with the pretence that they were going to make him the vice president of Nigeria.
The police further stated that the defendants stole the money from their victims after falsely representing themselves as Tinubu and his daughter respectively.
The couple who were arraigned before Magistrate Mrs. A. O. Sholadoye pleaded not guilty to the offence, and their lawyer Emmanuel Bayen urged the court to grant them bail in the most liberal term.
Magistrate Sholadoye granted them bail and adjourned the matter to August 26 for mention.