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Man in court for forgery, dud cheque

13 March 2014, 19:23Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC) has arraigned one Zahradeen Mohammed before the FCT High Court in Abuja on a five-count charge bordering on forgery and issuance of dud cheque.

According to a press statement by the anti-graft agency, Mohammed and Ibrahim Ismail, who is still at large, allegedly conspired among themselves to forge a land title deed document belonging to one Ishaya Madi.

One of the counts  reads, “That you, Zahradeen Dambazzau Mohammed and Ibrahim Ismail (at large) sometime in 2011 at Abuja in the Abuja Judicial Division of The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did conspire among yourself to do an illegal act to wit; forgery of a document titled “ Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (Offer of Statutory Right of Occupancy) in respect of Plot KT60016 in the name of one Bilikisu H. Bashar measuring about 730.84sqm in Cadastral Zone BO8 of Jabi District dated the 24th of August, 2010 and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 96(1) of the Penal Code Act Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and Punishable under Section 364 of the same Act.”

Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of ordered that the accused person be remanded in Kuje prison and adjourned the case to March 28 for hearing of the bail application.

– CAJ News

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