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2 Abuja estate agents arraigned for N58m land document fraud

By News Express on 03/11/2015

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Two estate agents, including a woman, were on Monday in Abuja charged before a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding a man of N58 million on the pretext of processing documents for his landed property in the FCT.

The accused -- Emmanuel Ihuonu, 46, of Lugbe, Abuja and Sarah Ani, a resident of Port Harcourt – are also charged with impersonating staff of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).

The two accused posed that they were in a position to help the man in processing documents for his 20-hectre land located at Lugbe, Abuja.

The duo is facing a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.

According to the prosecutor, Osa Oyeyemi, an official of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja, Mr Rotimi Ojegbile, reported the incident in a petition to the Zone 7, Police Command on October 13.

Oyeyemi said the complainant paid N58 million in seven instalments between September 2014 and June into Ihuonu’s GTBank account.

“The complainant, while waiting for the land documents, found out through Abuja Geographical Information Systems (AGIS), that the duo had deceived him and that there was no such land.”

Oyeyemi noted that the offences contravened Sections 97, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code, Laws of the Federation.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Teribo Zimzu, granted bail to the duo in the sum of N2 million each with a surety each in like sum.

Zimzu said the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction t and adjourned the case to November 30 for hearing. (NAN)

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2 Abuja estate agents arraigned for N58m land document fraud      

Two estate agents, including a woman, were on Monday in Abuja charged before a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding a man of N58 million on the pretext of processing documents for his landed property in the FCT.

The accused -- Emmanuel Ihuonu, 46, of Lugbe, Abuja and Sarah Ani, a resident of Port Harcourt – are also charged with impersonating staff of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).

The two accused posed that they were in a position to help the man in processing documents for his 20-hectre land located at Lugbe, Abuja.

The duo is facing a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.

According to the prosecutor, Osa Oyeyemi, an official of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja, Mr Rotimi Ojegbile, reported the incident in a petition to the Zone 7, Police Command on October 13.

Oyeyemi said the complainant paid N58 million in seven instalments between September 2014 and June into Ihuonu’s GTBank account.

“The complainant, while waiting for the land documents, found out through Abuja Geographical Information Systems (AGIS), that the duo had deceived him and that there was no such land.”

Oyeyemi noted that the offences contravened Sections 97, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code, Laws of the Federation.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Teribo Zimzu, granted bail to the duo in the sum of N2 million each with a surety each in like sum.

Zimzu said the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction t and adjourned the case to November 30 for hearing. (NAN)

•Photo shows Abuja City gate.

 

 

 

 

Source News Express

Posted 03/11/2015 06:47:01 AM

 

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