The police in Ondo have arraigned Ogunseyi Akinfolarin, a former brother-in-law to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, before an Akure High Court for alleged forgery and criminal conversion of N26 million.
The accused is the brother of Naomi Silekunola, the former wife of the Ooni of Ife.
Akinfolarin was alleged to have forged the receipt of the Atibiti Faaye family for the purchase of 32 plots of land. He was arraigned on three-count charges of forgery and criminal conversion of money.
One of 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.”
According to the prosecution, the alleged offenses were committed in September 2019.
The alleged offenses 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.
Prosecuting counsel DSP Osoobu Itunu told the court that the team is ready to open the case, adding that all witnesses are ready to testify.
Justice Yemi Fasanmi adjourned the case to January 9, 2023, for trial.