Land fraud: Three men, including two brothers, were yesterday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly forging a document and stealing N25million from a woman, Uzezi Obahor.
Paul Obahor, 42, his brother, Isaiah, 32; and Sunday Okovwutu, 52, are standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, forgery and failing to report felonies.
Prosecuting Inspector Simeon Imhonwa told the court that the accused committed the offence sometime in April 2015 at Allen Avenue, Ikeja.
He alleged that the brothers conspired with Okovwutu to steal their sister’s money.
Imhonwa claimed that Paul fraudulently converted N25 million, being proceed from the sales of land belonging to the complainant, to his own personal use.
The prosecutor said Paul gave his younger brother and Okovwutu N2 million each, so that they would not tell the complainant that he had sold the land.
Imhonwa alleged that the accused used forged documents to sell the land.
He said when Uzezi discovered that her brothers had sold her land and spent the money, she reported the matter to the police and the accused were arrested.
The accused pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate B.O Osunsanmi granted them N500, 000 bail with two sureties each in the like sum.
The case continues on August 28.
Source: The Nation