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Lawyer arraigned in court for forging documents for gubernatorial election in Osun

By Olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice, S/W Bureau Chief 
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A lawyer, Kenneth Udeze was arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo today for alleged conspiracy and forgery.

The accused who is a member of Action Alliance (AA) in Osun State was arraigned in court for conspiracy, alteration and forgery.

He was said to have forged documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission during the 2018 gubernatorial election in the state.

The police prosecutors, James Famuyini and Ayodele Oladiran told the court that the accused person conspired with others to forge the documents.

When the offences leveled against him were read to him, the accused person pleaded not guilty.

His lawyer, Wemimo Animasahun said his client is a lawyer of 15 years at the bar and urged the court to grant him bail on self recognition.

The prosecution opposed the bail application, noting that the accused person evaded arrest for more than a year.

In her ruling, Magistrate Mrs Rofiyat Olayemi said the offences are bailable and that bail is a constitutional right of the accused.

She granted the accused person bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.