Land Fraud: ICPC Docks AGIS Staff and 2 Others

A staff of Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS), Mr. Mark Egwuma; two estate agents, Emmanuel Madubueze , Sambo Zabwami Auta;  and one Mohammed Sanni Abdul have been arraigned before Justice Angela Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Lugbe, Abuja, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over N10 million land fraud.

The accused persons were arraigned by ICPC for allegedly defrauding one Tobias Tobechukwu of N10 million over a piece of land.

The  suspects were accused of forging title documents of Plot 1693, Guzape District,Cadastral Zone A09 Abuja, in the name of Mohammed Sanni Abdul with the intention to sell same to Tobechukwu, thereby contravening Section 26 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000..

ICPC prosecutors further told the court that the accused persons allegedly succeeded in conspiring and defrauding Tobechukwu of N7 million, being part payment for the land.

The court was also informed by the prosecution that Mohammed Sanni Abdul fled during investigation while the three other accused persons were able to return N850, 000, being part of the N7 million they had collected from Tobechukwu .

The Commission is making efforts to arrest Mohammed Sanni Abdul.

The trial judge, Justice Otulaka, in her ruling, granted them bail in the sum of N2 million each with two sureties in like sum on the condition  that the sureties must be public servants on salary Grade Level 10 who reside in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the court.

The accused have been remanded in prison custody until the fulfillment of their bail conditions.