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Man Tries To Dispossess Tinubu Of Estate With Forged Documents

Judicial iroko57-year-old man Akanji Eshinlokun, who tried to dispossess Madam Iyalode Tinubu of her estate with forged documents, is now facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, fraud and giving information to the police.

Eshinlokun, popularly known as “Alfa Insha Allahu,” of No. 28, Olorunshogo Street, Mushin, Lagos, was said to have presented documents which showed that he is the Trustee in the Estate of Madam Tinubu .

He is standing trial before Mr. W. B. Balogun of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Henry Obiazi, alleged that sometime in August 2014, at Mushin, the defendant and others at large conspired and forged a Power of Attorney “with intent that it may in anyway be used or acted upon as genuine to the prejudice of another.

“On August 11, 2014 at Zonal Police Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, the defendant did conspire to cause one Akindele Afolabi and Alhaji Adio Kazeem to be charged with offences knowing that both persons were innocent of the alleged offences.

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“In the same month in the Mushin area, Eshinlokun, with intent to defraud people, falsely represented himself to be a trustee in the estate of Madam Iyalode Tinubu.”

The offences, the prosecutor said, contravened Sections 94, 363(3)(m), 378(1) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendant denied the charges.

Magistrate Balogun granted Eshinlokun bail in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties and adjourned the case to June 28 for mention. [myad]

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