A businessman, Paul Ozigbo, has been arraigned before the Federal High Court Abuja for allegedly forging the signature of his late father, Hillary Ozigbu, in order to change the directors of Ozigbu Engineering Nigeria Limited.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/239/2020, the Nigeria Police Force also charged Ozigbo with conspiring with others at large to obtain money to the tune of N10.4bn, forging documents of the Corporate Affairs Commission, and converting family property to personal use.
Ozigbo, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The defendant had earlier been arraigned before Justice Okon Abang. However, due to the transfer of Justice Abang to another judicial division of the court, the matter started afresh before Justice Donatus Okorowo.
The Prosecution Counsel, I. Nwandike, did not object to the application.
The court adjourned the matter to October 18 for trial.