On Air Personality, Stephanie Coker’s husband was on Wednesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court for fraud.
The brother of late founder of GTB and a property developer, David Olumide Aderinokun and a staff of the New Town Development Authority (NTDA), Balogun Adeniyi Abdul-Wakil, were charged for alleged conspiracy, forgery, stealing and property fraud with regard to a parcels of land in Lekki Peninsula, estimated at 2678.068 square metres.
Aderinokun was arraigned separately on an eight-count charge bordering on the offence and alongside Abdul-Wakil on another eight-count charge before the same court.
Aderinokun, trading under the name and style of Davade Properties, was alleged to have conspired with others now at large sometime in February 2016 to commit felony to wit stealing, forgery and obtaining money under false pretense.
According to the charge, Aderinokun criminally converted a piece of land measuring approximately 1764.44sm in Lekki, for his use and forged a Deed of Assignment with file number DLS/GC/110323 with the intention of using same to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
Also, Aderinokun was alleged to have fraudulently obtained N18m from one Mrs Jumoke Fola-Alade on the pretence that he was the owner of the said property.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to charges levelled against them.
Magistrate Oshin in ruling admitted Aderinokun and Abdul-Wakil to bail in the sum of N10m and two responsible sureties in like sum.
The defendants were also ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison pending the perfection of their bail conditions.
The matter was subsequently adjourned to February 2, 2018 for trial.