The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on October 17, 2022, arraigned one Usman Tolani Abass before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a five-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira).
The offence is contrary to Section 285(9) (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
One of the counts reads:
“Usman Tolani Abass (Trading under the name and style of Dinat Global Resources), on or about the 9th November, 2021 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, dishonestly converted to your own use the sum of N10, 000,000 (Ten Million Naira), property of Bakare Adeola Ahmed (Trading under the name and style of Traceville Global Services).”
He pleaded “not guilty” to all the five counts.
The prosecuting counsel, G.K. Latona, prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable the prosecution prove its case against the defendant.
“We also pray the court that the defendant be remanded at the Correctional Centre,” he said.
The defence counsel, Precious Dolphin, informed the court of the application for the bail of the defendant, which was yet to be served on the prosecution, and also prayed for a short date “for the application to be heard”.
Consequently, Justice Dada adjourned till November 8, 2022 “for trial and hearing of the bail application” and also ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Correctional Centre of his choice.