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Land Scam: Court Sends Two To Jail In Enugu

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(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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