Unfolding indication on Monday, is to the effect that the case between ‘Lagos Big Girl’, Ronke Kosoko and the Federal Government may actually be settled out of court, as Ronke today went on her knees and pleaded for forgiveness as she retracted the false allegations she wrote to the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) in January 2019.
Ronke, a Consultant on Youth and Employment matters was on February 8, 2019 dragged before a Lagos Federal High Court in Ikoyi, over allegations she made against a Nigerian Maritime Industry expert.
She was thereafter sent to Kirikiri same day on N10m bail conditions; and two sureties in the same amount, with terms that the sureties must be tax payers in Lagos State.
When the case came up today, the ‘Lagos Big Girl’ took her time, in the company of her lawyer, to seek for forgiveness, blaming the content of her alleged letters and text messages on the devil.
The letter to the CWEIC contained allegations that the Maritime Expert engaged in idea-theft, sex and rape scandal, an information which she knew to be false and punishable under section 24 (1) (a) (b) of the cybercrimes.
In tandem with Ronke’s plea, her lawyer Barrister Ojakovo explained that as a Minister in the temple of Justice, he was more interested in furthering the frontiers of peace via amicable settlement than avoidable prolonged litigation. The Government lawyer, Barrister A.O. Nwabuisi after initial resistance, finally agreed.
Both counsels are definitely likely to intimate the Justice A. O. Faji the unfolding development on Wednesday.
Kosoko risks a penalty for the offence that ranges between a minimum of N5m and N15m and between 3 years to 15 years on conviction, respectively if found guilty.