Embattled Oil business man, Mr. Uche Ogah, who is standing criminal trial for forging a Memorandum of Understanding between Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited and Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited , escaped being docked today as a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos adjourned to October 10 2016 for commencement of Trial.
Uche Ogah’s criminal case was adjourned to October 10th 2016 by Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Kikelomo Ayeye after an APC Chieftain in Lagos called the Magistrate on her way to the court sitting Today 4th August 2016,PUO REPORTS Learnt
Sources confirmed that a meeting will be held today in Lagos between Uche Ogah and the Chieftain where a broad agreement will be reached on how to share Abia’s money if Ogah is helped to power through judicial.
It will be recalled that The police had said Uche Ogah allegedly forged a Memorandum of Understanding between Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited and Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited sometime in March 2011.
The police also alleged that the bank aided Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited to open an account in the name of Mut-Hass Petroleum to perpetrate a fraud without applying its internal control procedures in the opening of the account.
The police had claimed that UBA allowed the said account to be opened sometime in 2011 at its regional office in Palmgrove, Lagos, in breach of the provisions of the Financial Institutions Act 2004.
The defendants were brought before a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Kikelomo Ayeye, by a police prosecutor, ASP Henry Obiazi.
Obiazi told the court that the offences contravened sections 363 (3)(u), 408 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The charges read in part, “That you, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and others at large sometime in March 2011 at Ikeja, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to wit: forgery.
“That you, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and others at large, on the same date, time, place and in the aforementioned magisterial district, did forge the signature of one Mrs. Bridget Adeosun and a document known as MoU between Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited and Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, with an intent that it may be in any way used or acted upon as genuine.
“That you, Deji Somoye, United Bank for Africa and others still at large, sometime in August 2011, at UBA regional office, Palmgrove, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did knowing that Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited design to commit an offence, failed to use all reasonable means to prevent the commission or the completion of the crime.”