An Iyaganku chief magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan, on Monday, charged seven men for conspiracy and forgery after issuing forged Oyo State Government tickets and documents to motorists in the state.
The men are Emmanuel Adima, 52, Akeju Joseph, 45, Ademola Ademola, 45, Adehanmi Bamidele, 42, Omolayo Segun, 40, Tunji Ojamo, 48, and Ahmed Segun, 40.
According to reports, the defendants were charged with a two-count of conspiracy and forgery.
Police prosecutor, ASP Amos Adewale, told the court that the defendants allegedly conspired together to commit the offense.
Adewale said, “The defendants on October 15, 2021, at about 2:30 pm at Danax, Adamasingba and Alesinloye areas of Ibadan, were caught issuing forged Oyo State government tickets and documents to unsuspecting motorists.
According to him, the offense is contrary to Section 465 and punishable under Section 467 (3) A and 516 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.
Counsel to the defendants, Mr. David Adesanya, asked for the bail of the defendants on liberal terms, while they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Emmanuel Idowu, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the matter until Dec. 13 for hearing.