Lagos Court Remands Lawyer After Fraud Suspect Jumps Bail

An Ajah Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has remanded a 42-year-old lawyer, Nzeteh Reagan, in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre for failing to account for the whereabouts of a suspect, Simon Odeh, accused of N16m fraud.  

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Magistrate O.M. Daramola remanded the lawyer on Wednesday after he was arraigned on a one-count charge of conspiracy, obstruction and prevention of justice by the police.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Chinedu Njoku, the defendant committed the offence on October 1, 2022.

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Njoku said the incident took place at Ilasan Police Station, Jakande, in the Lekki area of the State.

He said, “Reagan conspired with one Simon Odeh to obstruct, prevent and pervert the course of justice by taking Odeh on bail having known that he was involved in a case of obtaining about N16m by false pretence and refused to produce the said Odeh till date.”

The judge adjourned the case till January 2, 2023.

Source: Punch

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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