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Trio arraigned for forging Right of Occupancy documents

07 May 2015, 08:00Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Three suspects have appeared before the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on an alleged myriad of crimes bordering on fraud.

Mohammed Zahradeen Bello, Abdullahi Musa and Yusuf Baba have appeared before Justice Bello on a five-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence, conspiracy and forgery.

The suspects allegedly conspired and stole a Right of Occupancy belonging to Freelands Estate Limited from the custody of Abuja Geographic Information Systems.

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The main count reads, "That you, Mohammed Zahradeen Bello, Abdullahi Musa and Yusuf Baba, sometime in February, 2012 in Abuja within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja did conspire among yourselves to do an illegal act to wit; theft of a Right of Occupancy Number MISC 103986 Plot No 4057 belonging to Freelands Estate Limited and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 96 of the Penal Code Law Cap. 532 LFN (1990) Abuja and punishable under Section 97 of the same law."

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Justice Bello ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and  adjourned the case to May 20 and 27 for ruling on the bail application and commencement of trial respectively. 

- CAJ News

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