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Bogus land deal lands Enugu man jail term

29 October 2014, 07:01Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - An Enugu State man is in trouble with authorities over a bogus land transaction amounting to more than N5 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Chief Igwe Chukwudi Titus before the Federal High Court in Enugu on a six-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence.

This, according to EFCC is contrary to section 1 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

Titus allegedly collected the sum of N5,5 million from one Sir Thaddeus Ugonna Ezeorah and six others for 11 plots of land located beside PRODA, Emene Industrial layout, Enugu.

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The accused person was also alleged to have fraudulently resold about 20 220 square metres of the said land, which belong to Emene Nike Community to S. C. Dubinson Nigeria Limited.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Upon his plea, counsel to EFCC, Marshal Umukoro Onome asked the court for a date for trial to commence and urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody.

- CAJ News


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