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Police arraign man for alleged forgery

The defendant issued the complainant a dude cheque of N1.2 million on January18, when the land documents were proved to be fake.

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The defendant, a resident of Gwagwalada, was docked on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

The prosecutor, Mr Patrick Ebong, told the court that the complainant, one Mr Ohiemi Joseph, filed a petition with the FCT Police Command on the matter on December 7, 2016.

He averred that the defendant and others at large, allegedly conspired and collected N1.2 million from the complainant and in return issued a fake land documents to him.

He told the court that the documents were for two plots of land situated in Gwagwalada area of Abuja.

Ebong said that the defendant issued the complainant a dude cheque of N1.2 million on Jan.18, when the land documents were proved to be fake.

The prosecuting officer said the offence contravened Sections 97, 322 and 364 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, while the judge, Mr Umar Kagarko, admitted him to bail in the sum of N1.3 million with one surety in like sum.

He adjourned the matter until September 25 for mention.

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