Kano - A Kano State High Court inquest into a fraudulent land deal has ended with the sentencing of the culprit to more than two years in prison.
Usman Salisu Umar has been sentenced after appearing before Justice Dije Aboki on a three-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and forgery.
Umar was arrested in 2013 following a petition received from Alhaji Jibrin Umar, who alleged that sometimes in May that year, Umar sold his landed property at Plot 1258 located at Kawaji Quarters, Kano, without his authorisation.
The convict was alleged to have impersonated the son of the petitioner and sold the land to Alhaji Alhassan Idris, at the sum of N15 million, presenting a forged authority letter and sales agreement papers purportedly signed by the landowner.
In her judgment, Justice Aboki, noted that the prosecution counsel had proved the charges against the convict beyond reasonable doubt.
She found the accused guilty of all the three charges and consequently sentenced him.
- CAJ News