Mr. Ogunseyi Akinfolarin, a former in-law of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been charged with forgery and illegal conversion of N26 million before an Akure magistrate court.
The former spouse of Oba Ogunwusi, Naomi, is the brother of Akinfolarin.
He was charged with three counts totaling forgery and criminal money conversion.
The offense, according to the prosecution, was committed in September 2019.
Akinfokarin was alleged to have forged the Atibiti Faaye Family’s receipt for purchasing 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.