A Lagos State Magistrate Court yesterday arraigned a couple and one other for allegedly using a forged document to defraud a Lagos-based hotel.
The couple, John Onah, 37, and Evelyn Onah, 38 were arraigned alongside their friend, Simon Achanya, 40, on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud, forgery, malicious damage, and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt Innocent Odugbu, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences between January and March 2016, at Plot 5, Acme Road, Off Lateef Jakande Road, Agindingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
Odugbu, said the accused got a proposal to manage a Lagos-based hotel, Cozy World Hotels Ltd, Ikeja, under false pretences.
He said that they forged documents with an unregistered company’s name, Global Reach Ltd to gain access to manage the said hotel.
“The name of the company which the defendants submitted to enable them manage Cozy World Hotel was not registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission,” Odugbu said.