A former in-law to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Mr. Ogunseyi Akinfolarin, has been arraigned before an Akure Magistrate Court for alleged forgery and criminal conversion of N26m.
Akinfolarin is the brother to prophetess Naomi, the former wife of Oba Ogunwusi.
He was arraigned on three-count charges bothering on forgery and criminal conversion of money.
The Prosecution said the offence was committed in September 2019.
Akinfokarin was alleged to have forged the receipt of the Atibiti Faaye Family for the purchase of 32 plots of land.
The offences are punishable under sections 467 and 390(8)(b) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol 1 Laws of Ondo State 2006.
Akinfolarin pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.
The charges read: “That you, Ogunseyi Akinfolarin, fraudulently convert the sum of N26m being proceeds of the sale of plots of land belonging to Atibuti Oni at Akure, Ondo State.”
Prosecuting Counsel, DSP Osoobu Itunu, said they were ready to open the case as all witnesses were ready to testify.
Presiding Judge, Justice Yemi Fasanmi, adjourned the case to January 9, 2023 for commencement of trial.