FORGERY: Court Arraigns 72-Year-Old Lawyer For Forging Late UI Professor’s Will


Mr. Fasomo Falola, a 72 year-old lawyer, was arraigned, on Tuesday, before Mr. Taiwo Oladiran, at a Chief Magistrate Court in Ibadan, for forging the will of Prof. Lateef Amusa, a late University of Ibadan professor.
__Arraigned with Falola, on a three count charge, were the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Olubunmi Amusa, 71; secretary of Falola’s law firm, Mrs. Olubunmi Akangbe, 41.

According to the prosecuting officer, James Oriola, the accused persons on March 19, 2015 at about 9am conspired to commit felony to wit forgery and altering and thereby committed an offence.

They were also accused of forging the signature on the will and fraudulently altering the late professor’s will on January 5, 2017, thereby committed punishable offences.
__The arraigned suspects pleaded not guilty to all the charges, while the counsel to the veteran lawyer, Mr. Babatunde Ajijola, prayed the court to grant bail to his client on self-recognition as a senior member of the bar.The chief magistrate, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran, granted the prayer
__Amusa retired from the UI in 1995 after serving as the acting head, Department of Physical and Health Education (now Human Kinetic and Health Education) between 1987 and 1989.

Muminat Adekunle 



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