CarLink boss Charged to Court on Alleged N 595 million Land fraud
By Afolabi Ogunde
on June 26, 2012
The Managing Director of CarLink Limited, David Bube Okorodudu, has been charged to court for allegedly engaging in a land fraud to the tune of N 595 million.
The Lagos State government brought the charges against the businessman before Justice Candido Johnson of the Lagos High Court in Igbosere.
The charge was signed on behalf of the Attorney General of the State, Mr. Ade Ipaye, by the State’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Olabisi Ogungbesan.
The two-count charge accuses Okorodudu of firstly obtaining money under false pretenses which is contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C17, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.
The second count accuses the businessman of stealing contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C17, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.
The count reads, “David Bube Okorodudu, sometimes in April 2008, at Victoria Island, Lagos in the Lagos Judicial Division, did obtain the sum of N595 million as full purchase price of his property situates at Plot A14, Lekki-Pennisula Phase 1, from one Prince Donatus Okonkwo by fraudulently misrepresenting to the purchaser that he had paid to the Lagos State Government the full price and obtained deed of occupancy, knowing full well that such representation was false.”
The matter has been adjourned to July 3rd for arraignment.