Land Scam: Court Sends Two To Jail In EnuguAfrican News, Featured, Latest News, News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Friday, January 15th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, presided by Justice R. O Dugbo Oghoghorie Thursday sentenced the duo of Ugwunwani Louis and Enudu Keneth to seven years imprisonment each on a two- count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.5m).
The journey to prison for the duo started on January 16, 2016 when their victim petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, alleging that the 2nd convict, Enudu approached him to purchase some plots of land in Ekulu North pocket layout, Enugu.
He stated that Enudu thereafter took him to the 1st convict, Ugwunwani, whom he said owned the land.
According to the petitioner, after buying three plots at the cost of ( N500,000.00) Five Hundred Thousand Naira each, totalling One Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.5M), he alleged that he was chased out of the land by some people who said they were the original owners of the land.
Having considered all evidence and witness statements before her, Justice Oghoghorie found the duo guilty, and convicted them accordingly.
The Judge however, ordered them to pay restitution to the victim.
Justice Oghoghorie, in her judgement, stated that the 1st defendant, Ugwunwani is to restitute the sum of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.5m ) while the 2nd convict, Enudu is to pay back Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N250,000.00) he collected as agency fee.
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