A Lagos state special offences court on Thursday remanded John Abebe, a businessman, in prison for allegedly forging a document belonging to an oil company. Mojisola Dada, the judge, ordered that the suspect be kept in Ikoyi Prison till August 2, the next adjourned date, for Uche Nwokedi to file an application for Abebe’s bail.
EFCC arraigned Abebe, a younger brother of Stella Obasanjo, former First Lady, on four counts before the judge. On Thursday, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The EFCC, in the charges, claimed that Abebe “knowingly forged” a November 30, 1995, letter written by BP Exploration Nigeria Limited to Inducon (Nigeria) Ltd.
According to the EFCC, Abebe also attempted to pervert the course of justice by tendering the allegedly forged November 30, 1995 letter “as a fabricated evidence” in court, in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/224/2010 between John Abebe, Inducon Nigeria Limited, and Statoil Nigeria Limited.