ABEOKUTA – A 32-year-old woman, Lydia Sobowale, was on Friday docked at an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for allegedly tendering a forged taxpayer’s bank teller slip.
The accused had attempted to use the pay-slip as part of bail conditions for an accused when a magistrate in the court premises detected it.
Sobowale, who did not disclose his address, is facing a one- count charge of forgery.
The prosecutor, ASP Banji Sangotokun, told the court that the alleged offence was committed on May 9 at the Isabo Magistrates’ Court in Abeokua.
Sangotokun said the accused forged and tendered a forged bank tax payer pay-slip.
“Sobowale tendered a fake pay -slip in order to bailout one Kudirat Ogumodede .
“She was caught by one of the magistrates, Mr Emmanuel Adekunte, when he discovered that the accused presented to him a forged bank slip as part of bail bond for the accused person,’’ he said
The accused had alleged that she was not aware that the slip given to her by the person that paid the money into the bank on her behalf was forged.
Sangotokun said that the offence contravened Sections 516 and 467of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The magistrate, Mr Anthony Araba, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case till June 30. (NAN)