A 61 year old Anambra-based lawyer, Chinelo Egini by name, who is a customary court president, and her son, Valentine Egini, 32, have been arraigned before Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos, for providing false information to the police against her brothers.
The accused, who were arraigned on four-count charge, before Magistrate W.B. Balogun, were said to have accused Messrs, Godwin Obedike, Chikewe Igweke and Fidelis Obedike of stealing N40 million from WECO systems
international limited as well as sponsoring illegal organisation against the Nigerian state and importation of fake and expired drugs.
It was also alleged that, Valentine and some of his siblings, had unlimited access to Obedike’s house in Lekki, as at the time of his death and they were alleged to have transferred huge sums of money from his bank accounts, using his personal computers. The brothers, on learning what has gone wrong, demanded for the return of the money and properties stolen from their late brother, but Valentine and his mother, in turn wrote petition against his uncles.
Counsel to accused asked the court to grant bail on self recognition as the lawyer is a President of a Customary Court Igboukwu in Anambra State. However, the Magistrate, in his ruling denied bail on self recognition to the accused but awarded a N1 million bond with a gainfully-employed surety.