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Court sent Rotimi to prison for issuing N20.6m dud cheque, stealing

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LAGOS, Nigeria – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos office on, Monday said it arraigned one Rotimi Omowo and his company, Robim Energy Limited, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on a four-count charge of issuance of dud cheque and stealing to the tune of N20, 657, 000, allegedly belonging to one Ayo Sonekan.

EFCC report has it that the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him by the EFCC

One of the counts reads: “That you Rotimi Omowo and Robim Energy Limited between November 2014 and 29th October, 2015 at Lagos within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court, dishonestly stole and converted to your own use, the sum of N9, 505, 000, property of Mr. Ayo Sonekan, Managing Director of Soneck Ventures Limited.”

Upon the defendant’s plea, the prosecution counsel, Samuel Daji asked the court for a trial date and to remand the defendant in a Correctional Centre, pending the determination of the case.

The counsel to the defendant, Femi Adisa told the court that the defence is yet to file bail application due to the fact that he was briefed by his client over the weekend.

He, however, prayed the court for a short date to allow the defence file and serve the bail application on the prosecution.

Justice Taiwo adjourned the case to November 15, 2019 for hearing of bail application and remanded the defendant in the Nigerian Correctional Service custody.

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